I’ve been dying to try this set up with my own boys! I tried it recently with a vase, a cup and finally, my boys somewhat cooperated today. SOMEWHAT. I love bokeh and had to capture it with Christmas lights. ‘Tis the season, right? My boys were a lot more interested in the lights than they were with me photographing them, but I managed to grab just a few. Their personalities are just…something! I just adore these babies of mine (not biased whatsoever, of course)!
Christmas bokeh has been all the rage these past few weeks. It’s fun to see what others are doing and the trends that come in and out of the world of art. I really wish I had a larger space to work with, as it would have been more effective at achieving some beautiful bokeh, but I certainly worked with the tools at hand. I set up white lights on a white backdrop, placed (or attempted to place) my boys about 4 – 5 feet away from the backdrop and I stood about another 5 feet or so away from them. I shot this with my 50/1.4 and was wide open at 1.4 and used back button focus.
It’s a great holiday backdrop and really simple to do. Next up will be Christmas tree photos now that we have our tree trimmed and it’s oh-so-sparkly! Stay tuned for the next “Christmas Bokeh” installment with yours truly.
Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.
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