Jumping on the bandwagon again!
I got given an SLR for Christmas, and photography accessories like a lightbox and tripod. I’d used an SLR before, but strictly only on Auto. Haha.
I’d been seeing beautiful bokeh (blurry in a good way) photographs, and wanted to achieve the same look, but auto only gives me this:
Haha, not quite the look I was going for. So I was forced to learn about cameras and aperture and shutter speed to get the required effect. I learnt about the M, A, S, P settings.
To achieve bokeh, you must set the camera to the highest aperture, by making the “F” number as small as possible: I was told f1.4, but for some reason I only could dial it down to f5.6?
And get a slow shutter speed of at least 1/50.
I used fairy lights, but the ones wrapped around my bed frame are actually made from white leaves, because my room has a white rose theme. I found these lights were too bulky to achieve the heart shape I was going for. But I did achieve this!
Feel free to comment me your tips. I’d love to learn more!!
- How Do You Pronounce “Bokeh”? (petapixel.com)
- Create Your Own “Bokeh” Photographs (cheezburger.com)
- How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples] (digital-photography-school.com)