DIY / Merry Christmas Eve!!! (How to take Bokeh Images)

Decorating our Christmas tree is my absolute favorite thing to do every year (especially since we’ve  finally decided to upgrade it to the kind where we don’t have to match the branches to its corresponding color peg—yes, we’re 20 years late). By the way, I scored this 6 ½ foot tree from Target for a mere $15.00…End-of-Christmas Sales…enough said.

For now, I don’t have any cool DIY projects, outfits, or tasty recipes to share but here are a few pictures of our lovely tree and some outdoor lights (using this technique to take the images).

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Tips for taking Bokeh images:

  1. Use a macro lens.
  2. Attach Bokeh frame to lens. See this tutorial on how to create these.
  3. If you want to focus on an object and have the Bokeh feature in the background set your camera to auto-focus. If you want to have images with a full Bokeh look, set your camera to manual mode.
  4. Adjust lens using free hand to get it as blurry or crisp as you’d like.

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