1+2+3 Bokeh Photography Effect

By Sindri Diego

BOKEH COMES FROM THE JAPANESE word for “blur.” In photography, the bokeh effect has to do with the aesthetics of out-of-focus areas of the picture.

With this project, you can create an effect that makes the out-of-focus lights in your pictures appear any shape you want.


Paper, thick and black

Camera lens, 50mm





X-Acto knife

1. Measure and cut a paper disk.

Set your compass to measure 25mm between the spike and the pencil, and draw a circle 50mm in diameter.

Cut out the circle, leaving a little tab of paper somewhere on the edge to use as a handle. If you ...

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