Making Front Bokeh

Or as I like to say, “Go flash yourself.”


  • Camera + Trigger
  • Wide focal length lens (50mm or wider recommended)
  • Off-camera flash
  • Light stand (optional)
  • Colored gels (optional)
  • Second off-camera flash (optional)


This is one of the coolest stinking tricks I’ve ever done. It can change any image. I can’t take full credit for this one—my friend Seth Miranda (IG: @LastXWitness) came up with it and showed me how to do it. I expanded on it from there.

To wrap your head around this technique and how it works, you have to know a bit about lenses and how they work. When light hits your lens, it’s not just hitting one piece of glass. It’s passing through multiple pieces of glass and making its way ...

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