The holidays are typically the time of year when the word “bokeh” is thrown around. In photography the word means blur. With all the extra twinkle lights being draped on trees, lampposts, banisters, and maybe a child or two, you can find the holiday blur in the background of pictures worldwide, whether you meant to or not. The lights become enchanting dots or hexagons (depending on the aperture, if you want to be technical).
Last year I received a bokeh filter kit that will allow me to change those dots into various shapes. And now that we have lights on our tree, I can play with bokeh all I want!
If you want a great tutorial on how to get bokeh, check out Darcy’s bokeh how-to post from last year. She’s going to be hosting another Bokeh party on the 8th (mark your calendars!). And if you want a tutorial for making your own bokeh filter (for cute shapes), Amanda wrote about DIY bokeh filters too.