Pencer Teaches Bokeh (38/50) by grizzlysghost

Pencer Teaches Bokeh (38/50)

I was toying with an idea today and it didn't quite pan out... yet! However, my setup lends itself to a very basic bokeh demonstration.

I've linked a setup video (that includes a view of some of my old cameras on display... as requested by a few of you), as well as some photos that show how to create your own "shaped bokeh!"

Enjoy :)

Video showing my setup for this shot, which is actually more complicated than you need if you are just doing bokeh. I had it set up like this because I was doing some cross image/video work in front of the TV; a project I plan on nailing one day soon. If the video is a little dark for you, I lightened it up but it takes a while for it to update on YouTube. Oh, and please pay no mind to the embarrassing dust... :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkVPk6HajvU

Image showing two different shaped bokeh using the setup above, hearts and stars:
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/ScreenShot2013-06-06at55445PM_zpsc53c0057.png

Image showing how the shaped bokeh templates were created. I use an old skylight filter and cut template disks that fit inside the filter, then just switch the disks out and screw the filter onto the lens; easy-peesy! And yes... my cutting board really is a pig... :)
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/ScreenShot2013-06-06at60059PM_zpsf67dc9e0.png

*50mm for 50 days No. 38.
I will try and view this later when my brain cells have got the green light - at the moment there is a red light flashing - means I have to withdraw from all challenging things except eating!
June 7th, 2013  
Love it. Thanks for the links
June 7th, 2013  
toy dog sitting and listen the musical light behind
It was great shot
June 7th, 2013  
I believe you should add tag "disco bokeh" trying to have it take off on 365 ;)
June 7th, 2013  
Awesomeness !!
June 7th, 2013  
Great shot. I'll have to check into the links when I have more time.
June 7th, 2013  
I see that Bennett made your vid! Is there supposed to be audio?
June 7th, 2013  
@btorrey Haha, of course he's there... he's always there! :) It was my first video on my E-PL5, so I may have had sound disabled or something; there was nothing to hear anyway though :)
June 7th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Bennett should narrate your next one. That's quite the camera collection.
June 7th, 2013  
That was quite the tour, and a nice showcase of your cameras. I loved how the pup followed you where ever you were LOL. Doesn't miss a trick.
June 7th, 2013  
Awesome!!!
June 7th, 2013  
cute :)
June 7th, 2013  
More Pencer teaching lessons please, very cute
June 7th, 2013  
Very creative.
June 7th, 2013  
keep seeing great bokeh everywhere I am soooo going to have to teach myself this!
June 7th, 2013  
Thanks for sharing all of this, love booked,any excuse to get the Christmas lights out. I'm off to visit my scrap booking friends to see what craft punches they have.
June 7th, 2013  
Cute!
June 8th, 2013  
Love that you showed your camera collection. Very impressive!
June 8th, 2013  
Lovely...he makes a cute model.
June 9th, 2013  
Will check out your youtube gift when I get home from work (it's blocked here - something to do with sex and violence - even tho I couldn't find any! Lol) I love this shot and am really looking forward to working on some deliberate bokeh inclusion - tho I think you could put Pencer with an unwashed radish and you'd still get views/votes!
June 9th, 2013  
Pencer is so cute.
June 11th, 2013  
love the composition and colorfull bokeh!
June 12th, 2013  
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