“Everybody dance into the light”….Dance into the light – P.Collins, 1996.
A Mug of something magical – normally my mug of hot cocoa from whittards!!!
(Photograph : Brian F Kirkham)
It’s said that a black hole swallows up every last bit of light around it.
The same can be said for a Bokeh effect Lens
We’ve been making these Lenses from Black Paper / Card in our photography sessions at BASIC in Salford. The Image is concentrated on the amount of light going through the lens, producing some rather delightful effects. The shape of the lights is changed by the lens, and due to the light source being thrown out of focus, you can make the simplest of lights turn to teardrops, butterflies or even stars depending on how far away you are from your backdrop.
Looking at the picture it looks like the lights are ‘dancing’ around the coffee cup.
And the key to getting these effects, darkening the surroundings of the subject so the light is concentrated through the shaped lens on the camera.