Updated December 17, 2017
I wrote this post 3 years ago and it’s still one of my popular Holiday Posts. I still do this the exact same way I did 3 years ago. I’ve discovered other ways of course of making Christmas tree Bokeh with your iPhone, but I always return to this simple way. Which is why I am resharing it for you guys this year since I get a lot of questions on Instagram as to how I do it. The Camera + app is also available for Android so everyone can make that Christmas tree Bokeh! So enjoy making those Christmas photos and tag me on Instagram when you do!
Ahhhh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! By now your tree may be up, or you are planning for it to be up and you are ready to share photos of your Christmas tree all over social media.
Some of the best photos out there are photos of blurred Christmas lights or rather…Christmas light Bokeh.
What is Bokeh?
Bokeh is a Japanese term for the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.
Bokeh may seem like something you can only do with a high end camera and a special lens, but I am here to tell you different!
You can create this bokeh with your iPhone.
Today you are going to learn how to photograph christmas light bokeh with your iPhone.
Take this photo.
I took this with my iPhone 5. No special lens.
My secret: The Camera + app
Usually, I use the native iPhone camera to take all of my photos
At Christmas time, I down load the Camera + app specifically to produce christmas light bokeh.
Here is how:
Download the app ,
Open it up.
Down by the shutter button, there is a little + sign:
On the right hand size( if you are holding the phone in landscape mode), there is a little flower with the words “macro” under it.
Hit that button.
Now point your camera towards your christmas tree………
BAM: blurred, out of focus, beautiful christmas light bokeh.
Snap the photo. Don’t try to focus. JUST SNAP THE PHOTO
Edit it or not!
Post it and everyone will think you are the most creative photographer ever!
( edited with PicTapGo App)
I look forward to seeing your photos!
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