Photo Comparison - Playing with focus and bokeh "bubbles"
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These are just comparative photos showing how you can play
with focus to make bokeh "bubbles."
These photos were taken with the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens at F1.8. Christmas lights were hung with a red blanket as the background. First photo is "focused" while the second photo is "unfocused." The unfocused Christmas lights appear as bokeh "bubbles", and, depending on your lens's aperture and vignetting, can also appear as hexagons, or any shape.
- Bokeh "bubbles" by themselves may be somewhat boring, but when combined with other techniques like perspective play and custom bokeh, they can create some creative results.
- Bokeh "bubbles" and custom
bokeh can be made with any lens. However, perspective play is
easier with shorter lenses with wider apertures like the 50mm F1.4 or
bokeh can be made with any lens. However, the longer your
lens, the smaller the cutout must be. It is also harder to do custom
bokeh with perspective play using longer lenses and narrower apertures
due to insufficient DOF.
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