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DIY Bokeh Lens Filters โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ก

You have no idea for how long I have been wanting to try this DIY. I have seen it everywhere and it looked so simple to make so I gave it a try. At first it let me down, but eventually I tried and tried until it turned out like I wanted! It is so fun and I can’t wait to take a bunch of pics forย Christmas using these filters!

P.S. Just so you know, I am using the most basic lens that came with the dslr I have. I am sure some ofย ย you may have better lenses/cameras and will probably get a better result than this. I am happy about mineย though, so even if you have a basic dslr you can try and make this! โ˜บ๏ธ

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What you will need:

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  • black paper
  • white pen or pencil
  • craft knife
  • scissors

Occorrente

  • cartoncino nero
  • matita o penna bianca
  • cutter
  • forbici

 

1. Go ahead and trace the lens cap on black paper. Don’t worry if it is irregular, it doesn’t matter.
1. Traccia il tappo della lente sul cartoncino nero. Non ti preoccupare se รจ irregolare, non importa.

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2. Draw the desired shape in the center of the circle. I draw a pumpkin face since it’s almost halloween; it doesn’t matter if the drawing is not perfect! After a fewย tries I noticed that the smaller the better for my lens. So you might have to experiment as well, it depends on the lens you have. Go ahead and cut out the shape with a craft knife. Cut the circle with scissors.
2. Disegna la forma che desideri nel centro del cerchio. Ho disegnato il viso di una zucca visto che รจ quasi Halloween; non importa se non รจ perfetto il disegno! Dopo un paio di tentativi ho notato che piรน piccola era la forma, meglio veniva fuori nella foto. Quindi forse dovrai sperimentare un po’ anche tu, dipende dalle lenti che hai. Prendi il cutter e ritaglia la forma. Taglia il cerchio con la forbice.

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You can pick any shape you want, like hearts, stars, Christmas trees, initials…just anything you want. These are the ones I did.
Puoi scegliere qualunque forma come cuori, stelle, alberi di Natale, iniziali… Queste sono quelle che ho fatto io.

 

I used fairy lights to try these filters. I used a tripod as well of course. So what you need to do is just point at the fairy lights or whatever lights you have in a dark room and make sure it’s out of focus. I used the manual mode. Try and rotate the piece of paper if you think it’s not working.
Ho usato le luci di natale per provare questi filtri. E anche un cavalletto ovviamente. Allora, tutto quello che devi fare รจ inquadrare le luci o qualsiasi altra luce che hai in una stanza scura e assicurarti che non siano a fuoco. Ho usato anche la modalitร  manuale. Ruota un po’ il filtro se pensi che non stia funzionando.

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So this is just a basic start! Now you can try and take pics of street lights, fire works etc. I think they will turn outย so prettyย on a Christmas tree. Just imagine a lit up Christmas tree with the tree filter ๐Ÿ˜ I seriously can’t wait to try it out.
Ecco, questo era solo una “lezione base”. Ora puoi provare a fotografare le luci in strada, i fuochi d’artificio ecc.ย Non vedo l’ora di provare il filtro dell’albero sull’albero di Natale ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you liked this! Let me know if you gave it a try!
Spero che vi sia piaciuto! Fatemi sapere se decidete di provarci!

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14 thoughts on “DIY Bokeh Lens Filters โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ก

  1. I’ve done this before and I can say that it literally is the best DIY thing for a photographer or anyone who wanted to do a bokeh! Love this tutorial! Might have to do one of this soon!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I am happy that you’ve tried it and enjoyed it too! I was seriously smiling so much when I saw the hearts showing up on the camera’s screen after several tries! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š

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