Skip Nav
Digital Life
9 of the Most Hilariously Memorable Memes From the Super Bowl
Digital Life
10 Accurate Responses to the Weirdest Super Bowl Commercial Ever
Memes
We Found the Viral "Dancing Dad" From the Super Bowl, and He's Beyond Amazing

How to Create Blurred Light Bokeh Pictures

How to Make Holiday-Themed Bokeh

You probably know what bokeh is, just not what it's called. Bokeh is the photography effect that produces a blurred background. With an SLR, you get bokeh by setting your aperture value low and then focusing on a subject. It's a beautiful photography effect and in most snappers' bag of tricks.

The other side of bokeh is the gorgeous patterns you can create in your photographs. You can make dots, like in the picture, or you can get ambitious and make hearts or a holiday theme (like stars) with DIY Photography's bokeh instructions.

All you need is an aperture lens and a piece of black paperboard. Follow DIY Photography's instructions and get ready to produce mesmerizing photos!

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Hungry Girl: Why You Should Make Your Own Peanut Butter (It's Easy!)
Sweetheart Funfetti Popcorn | Food Video
Wedding Day Photo List
Whole Buffalo Chicken | Food Video
Unretouched Postpartum Bodies Photo Series
Lingerie Buying Guide For Men
Printable Sock Labels For Valentine's Day

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
willowdiamond willowdiamond 4 years
yay!!
eckeltricity eckeltricity 7 years
For some reason, I really don't understand how to make a bokeh... :(
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
yay!!
mscc mscc 7 years
I like this! I checked out the DIY link, too and definitely will use the hearts cut-out in the future. Thanks!
kia kia 7 years
This is something fun to play with on a rainy day instead of watching TV.
steen steen 7 years
I did this last year! It's a little tricky, getting the size of the cut-out just right but it's loads of fun to play around with! If you look on Flickr, there are tons of creative ideas with themed bokeh.
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X