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Make a bokeh filter

  • April 6, 2016

I have been wanting to try shaped bokeh for a while. The new year was a good reason to actually do it for my greeting card. I will show you here how I proceeded. First of all, what is bokeh? It's the blur in the background of a photograph. You get it by focusing on a foreground with a wide depth of field. Sometimes, when there is a source of light in the background, the lense diaphragm gives colourful spots. It's the shaped of these spots that you can change thanks to a filter in front of the lens. For this, you will need: a cutting mat thick black paper a pencil an eraser scissors an...

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First digital macro attempt

  • October 29, 2015

Until recently, I had only made one macro photography attempt, a long time ago, on film. Digital photography is a relief in that field because it allows failure at no cost. Obviously, when you are a beginner macro photographer, there is waste! After purchasing a 100 mm macro lense, I made a first test with what I could find around me: my parents' garden after a shower. Before going out, material check on my favourite guinea pig, my cat! I think I had never watched raindrops that close. Wrongly! Spotted! A bug hidden behind a tulip petal. Nice colours for the honesty After...

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