Heart Shaped Bokeh

With the twinkly lights on the tree, it's a perfect time for some shaped bokeh!

I read about specialty shaped bokeh last year with the Bokeh Masters Kit. But I also read a how to create your own optic filter at this post from DIY and tried it out.

Using my [seldom used] scrapbooking tools, I created a heart filter that I placed over my 50mm lens.
The Heart Filter
I was in a rush so the tape job isn't pretty, but it does the job:

Angel And Hearts

It is important that your subject be placed at least 4 feet away from the lights - this will enhance the shapes and make them bigger. You need to set your aperture to as wide as it will go - I set mine to f1.8. You may have to spot meter your subject, too.

Of course, half the fun is experimenting. Having a willing subject helps, too.

Sandra  – (December 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM)  

Isn't fun to play?
Those turned out awesome! Beautiful work my friend.

Anonymous –   – (December 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM)  

(came over from Shutter Sisters today) your shots turned out great... I must try this. Thanks for posting the picture of the lens so I can see how to do it!

MaggieGem  – (December 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM)  

Great shots! I love these shaped bokeh shots... I'll be trying to do some of my own soon!

A. Jarrett  – (December 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM)  

Thank you - I will definitely try this - I'm inspired ♥

jillconyers  – (December 20, 2010 at 3:24 AM)  

Fabulous! I have this on my to do list but it keeps getting put off. I'm determined to try it today.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective  – (December 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM)  

How fun! I love playing with my camera! I want to try that with stars!

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