Lovely Bokeh Without Using Any Kind of Lights




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Want to add Bokeh to your photos but dont have any kind of lights. Here i a going to show you how to do Bokeh effect without using any kind of lights.

Step 1: What You Need

What are you going to need is just some household alumunium foil.

Step 2: Preparing the Alumunium Foil

Now what you need to do is tear a sheet from you roll of alumunium foil and crumple it so that it form creases like this.

Step 3: Taking the Photo

Now you need to take the alumunium foil in sunlight and make the setup like as shown in the picture.

Camera Settings- Switch your camera to aperture priority mode and choose the widest aperture available.

Now set your camera to manual focus.And set the highest focal length possible in your lens 70-80 mm is good enough. Now focus on your subject(in my case is a car) and press the shutter button.

If you do not have access to sunlight or want to do this at night just turn on your camera flash.

Step 4: Results

I have shared a few results here.

Tip-if you want colourful bokeh just flash the alumunium foil with colourful torches indoor

Tip-U can also use bokeh cutouts if uyou want shaped bokeh.

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UPDATE- Just like i have used a book to keep my car on now what you can do is if you have a big mirror lying around use it instead of the book and it will give you a lot of bokeh everywhere with subject in between.



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    5 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Oooo! And for us Photoshop texture addicts, this is great! Thanks!


    1 year ago

    Great vaibhav's a very good invention. .??

    Uncle Kudzu

    1 year ago

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Did you have to experiment with getting the right distance from aluminum to camera for good effect?

    1 reply

    1 year ago

    Wow, looks nice!
    Thanks for sharing