Friday, December 24, 2010
How to make your bokeh show up in custom shapes.
First, put your lens on a piece of black construction paper and trace it. Then cut out your circle.
Then I traced a star shape on my black circle.
Then cut the star out and tape it to your lens.
The first time I did this I cut the star too big so my bokeh just turned into blobs, like this.
So I did it again and cut out a smaller star.
And then my bokeh looked like this!
To this day, I don't understand how the edge of the black paper doesn't actually get in the shot, but it doesnt, and it only manipulates the part of the picture thats out of focus. If you guys try it, I'd love to see your shapely bokeh!