Shooting Bokehs With Your Lomo LC-A+

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Christmas is a good opportunity to take some bokehs, since there are plenty of lights to take pictures of. Here is a simple way to generate gorgeous light bokehs, using your Lomo LC-A+.

Credits: renenob

It’s that time of that time of the year again when our houses and streets are adorned with colourful Christmas lights to add cheer to the season! One of the things that you probably want to try, or do again, is to capture beautiful bokeh shots of decorative lights. However, if you are using your Lomo LC-A+ you are likely to get out of focused light shots such as the one above?

Not pretty enough, right? So how do we achieve bokehs like those that come out of SLRs with 1.8 prime lens, when what we only have is our trusty LC-A+, or other compact cameras?

All you need to do is to buy or find a cheap magnifying glass. Set your focusing at 0.8 meter, place the magnifying glass right in front of your LC-A+, point towards the lights, at about 0.5 to 2 meters, and shoot. If all goes well, you should be able to get gorgeous light bokehs! Go ahead and try it!

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by renenob on 2011-12-06 in #gear #tipster

20 Comments

  1. stratski
    stratski ·

    Great tip, can't wait to try this!

  2. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Ang husay! Matry nga!

  3. xyron
    xyron ·

    Mahusay nga! Salamat ser. Hehe.

  4. ginny
    ginny ·

    Cool tip, thanks!

  5. stitch
    stitch ·

    cool

  6. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    great!! totally going to try this! did you take the bokeh shots in the nightime? and is the last one just a multiple exposure?

  7. renenob
    renenob ·

    @nadinadu , yes the last photo is Double Exposure

  8. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    nice one! ma-try nga.

  9. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    i have to try!

  10. iamdnierod
    iamdnierod ·

    galing!

  11. hypocrispy
    hypocrispy ·

    Awesome! Any idea if this is going to work on the Diana Mini?

  12. moon_moon
    moon_moon ·

    Great tip!!!!!

  13. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    lupet nito

  14. sainahbenz
    sainahbenz ·

    ahehehe okay toh ah :)

  15. wontonowisdom
    wontonowisdom ·

    nececito hacer esto

  16. caritademelba
    caritademelba ·

    Does it work for La sardina??? Cool stuff

  17. renenob
    renenob ·

    I think i will work with any camera @caritademelba

  18. renenob
    renenob ·

    @caritademelba the only problem is that the La Sardina might not be able to capture light at night.

  19. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Great idea! thanks for sharing ^^

  20. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    This I need to try. I was wondering how to do it with my LCA+

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