Hello everyone and a very Merry Christmas to you! Santa came a few days early for me bringing a new lens (Nikon 50 mm 1.8, thanks Santa!) and just in time to capture some holiday bokeh. I’ve never been able to photograph those beautiful orbs that come from twinkle lights in the background until this week, so I’m very excited!
All of the images below were taken with the subject about 8 to 10 feet away from the twinkle lights with the lens mentioned above. I opened up the aperture as wide as it could go in the afternoon and evening and slightly less in the morning due to the brighter daylight, resulting in some pretty bokeh shots! Camera settings below.
F-stop: 2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/160 ISO: 800
F-Stop: 1.8 Shutter Speed 1/25 ISO 800
F-stop 1.8 Shutter Speed 1/15 ISO 1600
So so pretty, I love me some twinkle light bokeh!!!
Here are three more sources for tips on taking great holiday bokeh shots before your tree comes down:
Wishing all of you the best day filled with all the merriment and magic of Christmas!