Crafty Ideas – with the 50 mm

I once read somewhere that you can gauge the worth of a lens by the shape of its Bokeh. Essentially, its how point sources of light show up when shot out of focus. Though I’d been trying for sometime, i never had any decent results.

This morning I came across this DIY site for photography here. I dug around a bit and bingo! this tutorial on making your own bokeh came up.

Okay. So I got together my really mean craft ‘skills’, my Nikon 50 mm lens and went to work. Half a day’s effort went phut. No bokeh. No nothing. As K said, the main reason was there was no point source of light for the bokeh to be really effective.

Then, finally, after dark, I got this!

Heart-Bokeh

The Nikon 50 mm f1.8 lens gave this bokeh

Nikon-50-mm-bokeh

And this is the original subject in focus

As-it-is

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To know more about Bokeh, check out the reliable Ken Rockwell's page
on the subject here 
My mean crafty skills demand that I exercise restraint in
showing the heart-bokeh hood I made. ;)

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About whizkid

Photographer. Procrastinator.
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6 Responses to Crafty Ideas – with the 50 mm

  1. Abhipraya says:

    This is simply awesome I say! Love the heart thingie!

  2. whizkid says:

    Thanks! It was fun experimenting 🙂

  3. Harriet says:

    Your experiments look great to me! Those colourful floating hearts are sweet! I’ve never tried this before, so I’ll check out those links you shared 🙂

  4. ” I prefer to sit back and keep in focus. ” ” I hope many of you find this as funny as I do “, the shape said.

  5. J says:

    i love the floating, colourful hearts….awesome!!!

    you have got hearts and circle, try for some stars now…:)

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