DIY BOKEH SHAPE
So I finally came around to do this tutorial which I planned to craft for a while
It’s really easy and took me about 30min to finish up. It’s a nice Sunday afterenoon craft to do.
So here’s what you’ll need
- Black cardboard
- X acto knife
Step 1: Cut the cardboard
So let’s start by cutting the cardboard so that it will fit around your lens and than tape it together.
Next you’ll cut out a circle in the diameter of you lens. I left some corners so it’s easier to tape on to your cylinder shape.
Using the x-acto blade, I cut slits into the circle so I can easily chage the shapes.
Step 2: Tape together
Now all you have to do is to tape it all together and to cut out all the shapes you feel like. Unfortunately I don’t own any shape punchers so my heart and my star look a little wacky lol
Make sure the size of your heart is big enough. At first I made it too small and I had a major vignette and a lot of light loss as you can see int the images. The last one and the brightest ones is just the lens without the bokeh shaper but with the exact same settings. So you have to be aware of that.
Step 3: Experiment
Set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open). I used the Canon 50mm 1.8 so I used 1.8.
And now go out in the world and enjoy the endless possibilities of your new bokeh! Mother’s day is coming up and you could turn a heart shape bokeh picture into a handmade card by just printing it out
This little bug was interested in some crafting as well