31 March 2013

Bokeh DIY

Recently I stumbled over this technique bokeh (blurry) where you can shape lights in any shape you want




Swoop, I immediately had to try it and it works! You have to play around with the settings, but its really worth it. I use M with Autofocus and low f number, the lights should be as far as possible in the background.

And the best is, you can make a bokeh set in seconds!


Punch (optional)
Cutting board

I used a circle punch (5cm, 2") which fits my 52mm lens pretty good.
Get creative and cut out the shape you want. Here´s what I did...

The diameter of my shape is 1cm, that works fine with my lens. You might have to adjust the height and width of your shape according to the lens you use. There is some physics behind it, but I don´t dare to try to explain it here :-)
Have fun!!

Happy Easter

08 March 2013


A few years ago I got invited to go to Venice with some friends. 
We´ve been there for a week in January right after the holidays. 
I can tell you that´s the time to visit Venice. Mild clima, no tourist overdose, just fantastic.
This trip inspired me to paint this: