Bokeh Photo Technique
For a unique Valentine’s Day picture, try Bokeh photography. Bokeh means “blur” in Japanese. In terms of photography, it is used to refer to parts of a picture that are not in focus. When there are glowing lights in the shot, they appear as small points of light. Bokeh photos make great artwork, such as a framed enlargement or canvas print.
Time to Complete:00:30
What you'll need:
- Digital camera that allows for manual settings
- Light Source
- Black Paper
How to Make It
- Set the f-stop as low as possible and the shutter speed to 1/50.
Cut a small heart in the black paper
Hold paper over camera lens
Position object you are photographing between the camera and the light source
Stand aproximately five feet away from the subject
Focus on the subject and take the picture