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Assignment #4 – Bokeh at Christmas


Merry Christmas!

Since today is Christmas I wanted to do an assignment that involved Christmas! So let’s find our ho ho spirit as well as a Christmas tree for this weeks assignment. If you don’t have a tree don’t worry just find a background with lights.

Assignment – Let’s take a picture with a Bokeh effect.

When I say Bokeh I am referring to the area out of the focus range which looks blurred. The light ares in the blurred background takes on the shape of the lens diaphragm.

How do we do this:

1. Turn your camera onto aperture priority

2. Use your largest aperture – so turn the f stop to the lowest number on your camera.

3. If the picture is to dark turn up your ISO, but leave your aperture where you set it.

4. Make sure there is some distance between your subject and your background. Focus on your subject and take the picture.

Merry Christmas!

 

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One Response to “Assignment #4 – Bokeh at Christmas”

  1. Love the picture & the cute shaped lights in the back are loved also.
    Good thinking.

    Posted by Bonnie Donovan | October 27, 2012, 1:06 am

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