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Hey All!!! Miss Idaho prelims just ended. OUT. OF. CONTROL. Updates coming once I can function again! But I have a fantastic friend blogging for me today! So here you go.



Hey y'all! 

I blog over at The Dashboard Diary!

While Deidre is away being all fabulous and stuff, I wanted to stop by and introduce y'all to one of my new favorite camera tricks:


(Bokeh is the Japanese word for blur)

Using different types of “filters” on SLR cameras you can pretty much shape these “blurs” of lighting into whatever you want.

Thanks to the new lens my fiancé got my for my birthday, I was able to do lots of experimenting last Christmass. . . and I kinda shocked myself with the results.

(It’s all the camera, I swear, I’m still a baby in the world of SLRs)

Unfortunately, the best time to take these photos is around Christmas so you can use Christmas lights as your light to filter.

I made some filters using construction paper and a bunch of different hole punches.

I cut a long strip of black paper to wrap around the circumference of the lens, and then I made little cuts on a square piece of paper so that it would fold up around the lens evenly.

Before you put the lens cover on, turn off autofocus, then make your image as out of focus as you can . . . thennnnn put the lens cover on and shoot away.

It took a whole lot of trial and error, but I learned a lot, and managed to get some amazing pictures in the process.

(My wine bottle also made a great model!)

A Muse in Purple said...

Very cool idea! Hope you are doing well and that the swimsuit portion went awesome!

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