Introduction: Bokeh Shapes
Bokeh definition: A trick in photography where one part of the photo is in focus and the rest isn't, so attention is drawn to the subject. That out-of-focus area is called bokeh.
Most of the time, the bokeh is made up of many circles of different sizes. By putting a stencil in front of the lens we can change the shape of the bokeh. So I decided to make stencils using my 3D printer. With these stencils, the bokeh can have the shape of triangles, squares or stars.
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Step 1: Print STL Files
Here are the .stl files that allow you to print your own stencils.
WARNING, these stencils are only compatible with the Nikon DX 35mm f / 1.8 lens.
Step 2: Install the Cap on a Lens
The stencils fit on the lens like a lens hood.
Step 3: How to Use It?
The best way to get good results is to take pictures with a big distance between the subject and the background. Focus on the subject, and there must be bright spots in the background. Don't forget to open the camera's diaphragm at f/1.8.
Step 4: Test It!
Be creative! :)
Do a lot of testing. With these stencils you can make even more artistic and unique photos.
English is not my mother tongue, sorry for mistakes.
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