Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bit o' Bokeh

These aren't great photos, I'll be the first to admit it.  But, they are from my first attempt at trying to do bokeh.  I definitely need to find my old tripod and make a better setup, but out of the several photos I shot in this session, these are probably the better two. 

I have three coloured bottles - blue, red, and yellow - and I tried shots using the different ones.  I was only satisfied with these two of the red bottle.  Mind you, I'm not completely satisfied with these shots, but like I said before, they are the better ones from what I took.  I also used some Christmas lights to try to get the bokeh effect.  In some shots, the lights had the effect a little bit, but the rest of the light was too visible.  I might try this when it's dark instead of having some light shining through the blinds. 

I've done some reading on this topic (bokeh), and it said it was pretty easy to do this type of photography, but at the same time, it takes a lot of practice to "perfect" it.  I'll keep trying though, because some of the photos of bokeh I've seen are amazing.


Nature As Is said...

Good first attempt. Bokeh is definately a skill that takes allot of practice. Instead of using a bottle...I encourage you to head outside and pic a subject with allot going on in the background...focus on that subject and be amazed at the Bokeh that magically appears.

Smiles Crista

Shelley said...

Thanks for the advice Crista! I will definitely try that!

Frisky Librarian said...

Gosh, I don't even know what bokeh is! So much to learn... *clicks over to Google*