moostang78 12:48pm, 19 November 2009
I am not a new photographer, but I am attempting a new technique and was hoping that the experts in this group could maybe lend me a hand. It will probably be an Oh Doh moment for me once heard.

I have seen this done but don't know how to perfect it. Here is an example:

www.flickr.com/photos/zoso_tc/3084308306/meta/

(The photo above didn't have much EXIF info so I couldn't cheat.) I want to have shaped bokeh in the background, but I would like to have a person standing on the right side of the frame. How do I keep the person in focus AND keep my shaped bokeh?

Thanks for your help! I'm driving myself crazy! I have a shoot on Saturday I want to use this idea for and need to practice before then.

FYI I did post this on a strictly bokeh group and no one responded :o(
RGEEBLUES 9 years ago
GillianSpring Posted 9 years ago. Edited by GillianSpring (member) 9 years ago
O.K. This was so last year and are not great examples..but it does work. Maybe use my data to see how you could improve the sharpness in the subject. Mine are blurry, but I think it's because it was such low light and I had no clue about shutter speed back then.

The other problem I had was some strange lens flare in the form of little circles with green glare and sometimes little red glare dots on my subject. Still not sure what that was!!!

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shelbyR 9 years ago
Looky here for words and pictures.

I haven't tried it yet.

Shelby
moostang78 9 years ago
Thanks for the information guys! It seems the way to get the bokeh and your subject is distance between the subject and the bokeh light source. I will try this idea and see if it works. If it does....I'll post my picture. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
moostang78 9 years ago
So here is my result. Don't know if I still like it but......learn and improve right.

Baby Boy Bokeh
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