How To Capture Christmas Light BokehPosted by Katrina Kennedy on Dec 22, 2010 in Blog, Photography | 3 comments
The talent from Capture Your Holidays class was stunning! I’ve asked several past class participants to share their photos so you can see what wonderful images they created in class. TerryD photographed Santa with bokeh in such a beautiful way! I just love this image.
So how did she do it?
The key to great bokeh is:
- a wide aperture
- distance between your subject and the lights
- a longer focal length.
Here you are, step by step. This photo can be taken in the daylight so you get enough light on Santa.
- In Manual Mode (M), select your widest aperture (the smallest f/number).
- Select Spot Metering.
- Meter on your subject for a correct exposure.
- Looking through your viewfinder, adjust your shutter speed until it indicates a correct exposure (the middle line on your light meter). Adjust your ISO and shutter speed, leaving your aperture at its widest number.
- Review your results.
Have fun shooting!