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Double Holiday Bokeh Using Manual Focus Lens and Double Exposures

This season is full of coloured lights so I decided to try bokeh photography using my Nikon FM10. This trick can be used with any camera that is able to take double exposures, has a manual focus lens.

Photo by lintrs

Different from the rest of the year, in this cheerful season many places get full of lights, even inside of my house. That is why I decided to take bokeh photographs that I could only get in this time of the year. I used my Nikon FM10 with a 35-70 lens, which made my idea easier; although, any camera with manual focus is also very useful.

I wanted to take advantage of the double exposure function to get double bokehs. A tripod was very useful in the process. I put the camera, got out of focus by turning the focus ring at one side and took the picture; without advancing the film, I turned the focus ring to the opposite side and I shot once again. Here is the result:

I kept trying out and made a double exposure, but I took the picture well focused first, and then focusing out. This is how it turned out:

Photo by lintrs

Later, I wanted to build my own bokeh by taking multiple exposures of different lights. I think that the results did not turn out quite well.

Before taking the last pictures, I was in the main square of Mexico city, the Zócalo, where the buildings were decorated with pieces made of flashy papers, so I tried to get more bokeh pictures using the reflection that came from that figures.

I hope that you liked my small trick, and try to do double bokeh pictures, triple or even more.

written by lintrs and translated by panefeky

1 comment

  1. julia-b


    Your photos are lovely! I like that one with the christmas tree.
    I tried something like this this christmas, but later I noticed my camera was on bulb mode, so... probably not going to turn out very good.

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