This afternoon I got creative with my Camera and experimented with Bokeh. I found my inspiration from the Canon Australia YouTube Channel of all places, and specifically the Canon Photo 5 Contest. I'm amazed there isn't anything like this for us Photography enthusiasts in the UK. You should definitely check out the website for lots of inspiration and tricks! This has definitely been my favourite find this week!
So here's what I came up with, I made a Heart and a Star Bokeh out of a piece of black card, secured it over my 50mm lens with an elastic band, and set the aperture to f1.8. I then switched to manual focus and then completely threw it out of focus. I used some multi coloured fairy lights for this particular example, and switched the main lights off. I'm also planning on playing around with candles soon. I should mention that I used my tripod and a 2 second auto timer to ensure that there was absolutely no movement of the camera when I took the shot. I absolutely love the effect it gives so so much. In fact I love it so much that I've ordered a full Bokeh Kit from Photojojo along with some other bits and I'll update you all when it arrives.
What do you think?