How To Take Photos With Cool Light Shapes | My Shot Photo Tips with Hilary

How To Take Photos With Cool Light Shapes | My Shot Photo Tips with Hilary


HILARY: HEY GUYS, THIS IS
MYSHOT PHOTO TIPS WITH HILARY. I’M HILARY AND
I WORK ON MYSHOT, WHERE I GIVE KIDS TIPS
AND TRICKS ON PHOTOS. LEARN MORE ABOUT MYSHOT BY
VISITING NGKIDS.MYSHOT.COM HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED
HOW TO GET THAT MAGICAL, FUZZY LIGHT EFFECT IN THE
BACKGROUND OF YOUR PHOTOS? THAT’S BOKEH. SO BOKEH IS A
JAPANESE WORD MEANING BLUR. OK, SO I WANT TO SHOW
YOU SOME REALLY COOL BOKEH PHOTOS OF OURS SEEN ON MYSHOT. THIS EXAMPLE FROM MYSHOT
USER, PIXELPERFECT, SHOWS HOW THEY GOT REALLY
CLOSE TO THEIR SUBJECT BUT FAR AWAY FROM THE BACKGROUND. BOKEH WORKS REALLY WELL
WITH STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT, LIKE
IN THIS PHOTO BY ELEPHANTLUVS. IN THIS EXAMPLE BY APHELION,
THEY’VE PLACED A LITTLE HEART SHAPE CUT OUT OVER THEIR LENS,
THAT BASICALLY CHANGES THE SHAPE OF THEIR APERTURE. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M
GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO DO. FOR THIS
CHALLENGE YOU’LL NEED: YOUR CAMERA, BLACK
POSTER PAPER, A RULER, A SCAPBOOKING KNIFE, A PENCIL, A UV FILTER FOR YOUR
CAMERA LENS, SCISSORS, PAINTER’S TAPE,
TWINKLE LIGHTS, AND SOMETHING TO PHOTOGRAPH. SO, YOU’RE GOING
TO TAKE YOUR PAPER AND I’M GOING TO
USE MY LENS CAP. I WANT TO MAKE SURE
MY CUT OUT IS GOING TO FIT RIGHT IN THERE. SO, TRACE IT. AND IT DOESN’T
HAVE TO BE PERFECT. JUST AS LONG AS IT FITS. I’M GOING TO TAKE
MY SCISSORS, CUT THAT OUT. I’M GOING TO CUT IT A LITTLE
SMALLER THAN WHAT I TRACED. JUST TO MAKE SURE
IT DOES FIT INSIDE. I’M GONNA FIGURE OUT
WHERE THE MIDDLE OF MY FILTER IS GOING TO BE, WHERE
I WANT MY CUTOUT TO BE. SO, MY CAMERA IS A 35 MILLIMETER
AND I’M GOING TO BE SHOOTING AT AN APERTURE OF F1.8. 35 DIVIDED
BY 1.8 IS ABOUT 19. SO I KNOW THAT MY
BOKEH CUT OUT CANNOT BE ANY LARGER THAN
19 MILLIMETERS WIDE. I’M GOING TO DRAW MY LITTLE
HEART SHAPE WITHIN THAT SIZE. SO, I’M TAKING THE
SCRAPBOOKING KNIFE AND I’M GOING TO
CAREFULLY CUT OUT THE HEART. THE BOKEH IS GOING
TO LOOK BEST IF THERE ARE SMOOTH EDGES AND IF
THE PAPER’S NOT AS JAGGED. SO, THAT’S WHY WE’RE USING
A REALLY SHARP SCRAPBOOKING KNIFE RATHER THAN SCISSORS. YOU MAY NEED TO GET A
PARENT’S HELP WITH THIS PART. POP IT OUT, SEE? SO HERE’S MY FINISHED
BOKEH FILTER WITH A HEART SHAPE CUT INTO IT. I HAVE MY UV FILTER
ON BECAUSE I DON’T ACTUALLY WANT TO TOUCH MY CAMERA LENS. SO NOW I’M GOING TO TAKE
MY LITTLE BOKEH FILTER AND PLACE ON MY CAMERA. IF YOUR BOKEH FILTER ISN’T
HOLDING ON IT’S OWN THAT’S WHERE THE
PAINTER’S TAPE COMES IN. YOU’LL TAKE A LITTLE
PIECE OR TWO AND SECURE IT. YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FILTER AS
CLOSE TO THE LENS AS POSSIBLE SO THAT’S ALSO WHY I HAVE
THE UV LENS FILTER ON THERE. SO I CAN PRESS IT AS FAR INTO
THE LENS AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ACTUALLY TOUCHING THE
LENS AND THEN I’LL GET NICE CRISP, CLEAR BOKEH SHAPES. ALSO, IF YOU’VE CUT IT TOO SMALL
AND YOU HAVE LITTLE GAPS SHOWING YOU CAN COVER THAT WITH
YOUR TAPE AND IT’S FINE. SO, I HAVE MY CAMERA SET UP,
I HAVE IT CLOSE TO MY OBJECT THAT I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH,
BUT MY OBJECT IS FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE BACKGROUND. SO IT’LL BE IN FOCUS BUT THE
BACKGROUND WITH THE TWINKLE LIGHTS IS GOING TO BE
OUT OF FOCUS AND GET THAT NICE BOKEH SHAPE. HERE IT IS WITH THE
BOKEH FILTER OFF OF MY LENS. IF YOU CAN SEE THAT THE
TWINKLE LIGHTS IN THE BACKGROUND ARE THIS NICE ROUND
BEACHBALL SHAPE. NOW IF I WANT TO PUT
MY HEART SHAPE FILTER ON… THIS LITTLE GUY, LET’S SEE WHAT
THAT DOES TO THE BOKEH. BRING UP THE
BRIGHTNESS A LITTLE BIT. AND NOW YOU CAN SEE THAT
THE TWINKLE LIGHTS ARE NOW EACH A LITTLE HEART SHAPE. SO I HAVE MY
APERTURE SET TO 1.8, I’M AT A SHUTTER SPEED
OF 50, 150 TO THE SECOND. AND MY ISO IS AT 800 JUST
BECAUSE IT IS PRETTY DARK AND I WANT THIS CAMERA
TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON. ALRIGH AND LET’S PREVIEW
THAT GUY, HOW IT TURNED OUT. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE
TIPS AND I REALLY CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR PICTURES.

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