In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create Bokeh Photography in a really easy way. The bokeh effect is simply an extreme shallow depth of field (blurry background) with circular or sometimes hexagonal beams of light in it. So, all you need for bokeh photography is to create a shallow depth of field and have beams of light in the background.
I’ll show you how to create the bokeh effect with your normal DSLR camera, kit lens, trees and sunlight. Just watch the video, follow the steps below, get out there and create bokeh!
1. Go to an area where there are trees in the day light.
2. Put your camera on its Aperture Priority mode and set it to its widest aperture.
3. Put your ISO on Auto.
4. Zoom fully in with your standard zoom lens (or use an 85mm prime lens if you have one).
5. Use a tripod and your 2 second timer if the shutter speed goes below 1/125th of a second.
6. Hide the sun behind branches or leaves so you don’t get silhouettes.
7. Make your focus point as close to lens as possible.
8. Have light beams in the background, this will be all the little gaps in the trees.
9. Then experiment.
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hello in this tutorial I'm going to show you a really easy way to get the bokeh effect with just some trees and the Sun hello I'm mark Newton from the school of photography and you can find us at the school of photography comm where we teach you the best in photography education in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create the bokeh effect I'm going to show you how to do it in a really easy way all you need to do is have your normal camera kit and you need to go outside it needs to be sunny and native trees and we can get that bokeh effect so what the bokeh effect is is extreme shallow depth-of-field but the difference between bokeh and shallow depth of field is that in the background of your shots you will see these circular shapes or hexagonal shapes now what them shapes are our beams of light traveling through your lens and through your aperture and here's an aperture here and you can see it's a hexagonal shape and then lights traveling through that hitting your light sensor and creating these different hexagonal shapes in the background so what we're going to use as our beams of light is light coming through the trees and I'm going to show you right now how to create that shallow depth-of-field so essentially bokeh is really showed it for filled with beams of light in the background the next thing is how to set your camera you want to set your camera to aperture priority now on a Canon like this that is a V on any other camera it's a 4 aperture priority then you turn your dial to its widest aperture now my widest aperture on this lens is 4 on a standard kit lens you'll probably be looking at four or five point six or something like that so just set the camera to its widest aperture then put your ISO on all tones on this camera there's the ISO button there you press the ISO and you turn the dial until the a appears so the next thing to do is take this shot now with your zoom lens zooming to its maximum that it can go to zoom right in to the maximum that it can go hold your camera steady because at zoom lenses if you've not got enough light you can get what's called camera shake and actually keep your eye on your shutter speed because if it goes below 125th of a second you might want to use a tripod okay so zoom right in hold the camera properly which is likely shot your left hand under the lens and then your focus point which would be your first leaf like in this case these leaves here needs to be as close as possible to your lens so when you're shooting on a lens it's got a limit on how close you can focus in on so if you're too close for instance I'm too close this leafy here for instance so I'm too close to it the camera it won't focusing it just won't focusing it's too close so I'm going to have to come back a little bit like this and then it's focusing you can hear the beep okay so that's how you take the shot the next thing is you need light in the background so you need some texture and light so just try and imagine that you've got trees and in the trees these little gaps and behind them little gaps is the Sun that's what's going to create your beams of light and then quite simply you take this shot so here we go and then it's just down to experimenting and taking lots of different shots and the other thing to remember is to keep the Sun hidden behind the leaf or the tree branches or something like that today we're doing all right because it's quite clouded on other days you might have some real bright Sun in the background and what that will create silhouettes if you don't do it properly so make sure that the Sun is hidden behind some branches or some leaks and you'll get some really really wicked shots and then it's all about experimenting let's go here's a few of the shots that I took today and that's a really simple way of creating the bokeh effect just shooting through trees but have a little recap on how to do it firstly use your lens on its widest aperture secondly zoom your link right in if you've got Sun in the background and it's a really bright day hide the Sun behind branches or leaf so you don't get that silhouette look make sure that your focus point is as close to the lens as you can get it use a tripod if your shutter speed drops below 125th of a second and then just walk around and experiment now I would love to see your attempt at that if you want to see them just check us in on Facebook or Instagram at the school of photography one if you're on Facebook make sure that the post is public otherwise we don't see it now we try to feedback on every single shot we can't promise it but we will try our very best to feedback on your shot so it'd be great to see your work if you've enjoyed this tutorial please like and subscribe to our channel if there's anything that you want us to cover the school of photography put it in the comments below gives us really good ideas for new tutorials we've also got a really good learning community on social media so follow us on them sites if 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