Getting Festive with Bokeh

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It’s safe to say that shooting Bokeh is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Not convinced? Well, take a look at these beautiful twinkling Bokeh shots and let that warm Christmassy feeling take over.


Bokeh comes from the Japanese term “boke” which means a haze or blur. It’s the effect of lots of little twinkly dots in an out-of-focus area of your image. The best way to get this effect is to get out your Christmas fairy lights from the attic, set your camera to the widest aperture, focus on something other than the lights and shoot shoot shoot!

You can even cover the centre of the lens with cut out shapes for some super festive shots with stars, hearts and even musical notes! Take a look at some of the wonderful photos taken from the Lomography community.


You can find out more about this wonderful effect here

The best cameras to use to get this effect are the Lubitel and the LCA+ So come on, put the mince pies in the oven, get out those Christmas lights and show us your analogue skills!

Photos:antibiotyx golfpunkgirl

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written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-06 #news #uk #lomography-gallery-store #lomohome #gallery-store #eastlondon #art #35mm-films #analogue-photography #diy #london #soho #analogue-cameras #quickie-tipsters #manchester #bokeh #120-films


  1. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    nice article! lovely shots picked

  2. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    How did they achieve the stars effect?

  3. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    So cool!

  4. grindhousegirl
    grindhousegirl ·

    Nice Article Hannah! xxx

  5. notoriousvik
    notoriousvik ·

    Bokeh is a term to describe the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts, not just the existence of an blurred background. But cool article and photos, anyhow.

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