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How to Give Your Bokeh Custom Shapes

Here’s another video tutorial teaching how to give your bokeh custom shapes.

When a point of light in a photograph is out of focus, it turns into a shape defined by the lens’s aperture. We can create a second, smaller, aperture to attach to the front of our lens in order to customize that shape. The result is a charming effect in the background of your photographs, as long as there points of light such as streetlights, candles, or Christmas lights in frame. [#]

You can also find a text version of this tutorial here.

(via Make)