Since I've been spending most of my time uploading videos today, I decided to take a gander over at Photojojo for some new goodies (like this time lapse camera I'm checking out). The one item I kept going back to was the Bokeh Kit. I've been keeping a close watch on it and I finally declared: "I can do that!"
So, with videos running in the background, I got a paper cup that fit perfectly over my lens and cut it to a decent size.
Next, I grabbed some scrap paper from our plotting printer, cut the circle the same size as the bottom of the cup and cut a shape on the paper.
Luckily the scrap paper was already a dark colour on one side!
Next, I cut the bottom out of the paper cup and inserted one of my sweet cutouts
(This doesn't look quite as cute as the Photojojo kit but it works!)
I had to experiment A LOT to get a good idea of what it was supposed to look like and an office setting isn't quite the best for this...
I kept wondering if there was some sort of light source I could shoot that would give me the desired bokeh effect and it turns out - it was right in front of me (as always). I have a glitter lamp at my desk that I love to shoot all the time. I turned my lens towards it, messed with the settings and behold - little stars were appearing!
Then I messed with the flash!
Then I tired my Space Invaders cut out!
FAIL. So I went back to the stars!
I have no problem entertaining myself when I have to stare at progress bars all day! Don't get me wrong - I'm totally working but I'm multitasking :)
AND - I'm not saying to not get the bokeh kit, I just wanted to see if I could do it. I still might end up buying the kit (or asking for it for Christmas) but at least I know I can make them too!
I made a heart template!
I could do this forever...