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Create Dreamy Bokeh Lighting

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Want to learn how to create sparkly bokeh lighting? Follow these simple steps!

  1. Set up your scene in the foreground. This is where your action will take place.
  1. Hang up string lights in the background. The more distance between the two the more dramatic background blur will be.
  1. Set a low aperture in your camera so you’re shooting a shallow depth of field. For this shoot mine was 1.6. The lower the number the more abstract your bokeh will be, but make sure you keep your foreground sharp.
  1. Focus your camera onto your subject in the foreground and watch the background lights blur into bokeh.

There you have it! A dreamy background for your next shoot. Want to try it out? 

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