I like DIY stuff.. if it turns out nice or if I ever use it remains questionable :-)
Many moons ago I stumbled on http://www.diyphotography.net/the-best-ways-to-create-your-own-bokeh and blogged about it here. It was a messy attempt just to see if it worked. The results were nice.
Because of the way it was built and the materials (ya it was just paper and some masking tape) used, it was no way conveniently portable. Thus it then stayed somewhere in the closet till it landed up in the bin. Often when I had my tripod with me when the sun was no longer trying to dry us up, I would look at the twinkles and wished I had a bokeh filter readily available.
Moons passed until I decided to really look into it. My criteria were;
- Conveniently portable
- Multiple bokeh shapes
Cokin P Series Filter Holder, Tian Ya filter ring, DIY bokeh filter holder (that's the best I could think of) and the bokeh shapes.
Using it is simple, as you can see above. The bokeh filter holder is made of 2 layers so you can easily slide the bokeh shapes band in.
Nicely shaped bokeh..
For easier viewing..
Is it Christmas already?