Twinkle Light Bokeh Tutorial!
Its that time of year! December is finally here! Christmas cards are starting to roll in the mail! I have been getting tonnes of emails to do a post on the Twinkle lights with a pull back.
I think I had more emails abut this images than any other so I thought iT would be great to share with you how I did it!
So here you go!
the first image is a pull back of icicle twinkle lights hung with clamps off my backdrop stand against Seemless paper. In this case I used bone, but I also love the effect of white.
But whay you really want to know is how to achieve those great big orbs of light.
It all has to do with your Aperture ( well that and depth of field & distance from subject too) Here is the first example:
I photographed Mr Bear at F 3.2 – the balls of light are pretty small and you can still see some of the strings
the next was at F 1.4 – you can see how much bigger they got by opening up.
Hope this helps you achieve beautiful bokeh!!!