Why we got the tree so early (shh.. don’t tell my husband)
I’ve seen many photos with heart shaped bokeh around the the ‘net and a couple years ago I even tried my own hand at making a paper construction lens cover with a heart cutout but I could never get it to work. So, when I saw this offered on Photojojo I couldn’t resist.
The kit comes with many shapes, here you see a star but they have airplanes, butterflies, dolphins, etc. Perhaps 15 different shapes.
They recommend using it at night with street lights but as you can see above the mid-day sun works great.
These are the Christmas lights that I’ve photographed at f/1.4 with a manual focus giving it as much blur as possible which creates the most crisp shapes. Go figure!
This one I created myself with black construction paper and a paper punch.
If you want more information on shaped bokeh look here: