Ho! Ho! Ho!
I'm here with an early Christmas present
so you can play around with bokeh backgrounds
to make Christmas cards or fun
I created the bokeh in all the photos on this blog post.
Bokeh simply means the beauty created by blur.
I sat in my lazy boy with my camera
across the room from my
lit Christmas tree.
I set the lens on manual focus and turned the
until I started seeing the
bokeh (blur) you see in these backgrounds.
You can do it too, and it's FUN!!
Try setting a longer shutter speed
and moving the camera about
to get different effects like these:
I created the pastel color by simply
lightening the bokeh photo in lightroom.
You can do that in any editing program.
Take photos of your family or friends
in front of a white wall, or hang a white sheet
I used a large piece of white paper...
then add the background in Photoshop or Elements.
I share more of the method in my
Since I LOVE when people share backgrounds,
my early Christmas gift to you is...
FREE bokeh backgrounds for all the photos
I showed here.
Yep, they're yours to use as you please.
Click on the bokeh photos to copy the larger size:
Try experimenting with bokeh on just one
edge of the frame.
I know you will not be able to stop
because I CAN'T STOP!
For more photo ideas check out:
I'll share more as the season progresses.