Do a quick Google Image search of: “bokeh” or “bokeh photography”.
Today I want to share some tips that you can experiment with over the holiday break.
1. Here we learn how to create a “bokeh” effect with a smartphone.
Another way to create bokeh effect is to simply focus on a subject near you, and leave plenty of space between the lights and that subject.
When using a DSLR camera, you use aperture priority mode (Av) with a small f-stop number such as f2.8 or f1.4, or as low as you can go.
2. Here are some different tips on taking photos of holiday light decorations:
3. And finally, some ideas to try using lights with portraits!
Give any of these a try sometime this week or during our break then upload your best results to Padlet so we can see what you created!