The Christmas season is a great time to have fun with your camera!
One fun trick is to make shaped bokeh.
I’ve done this before (http://www.cherylekupschphotography.de/?s=shaped+bokeh)
This is really super easy.
Just take some construction paper and cut it out to fit on your lens.
Then just cut a shape out of the middle of it.
I used a snow shape puncher here to cut a snow flake in the middle of the black construction paper
and then fit that over the lens on my camera.
Use a fairly wide open aperture and focus on an object if you want the bokeh in the background
(like the snow man picture)
or manually focus until you only have bokeh (no sharp focus) and the bokeh will be the shape of your cut out.
Try it yourself and have some fun with it!
ein Lichtlein brennt!
Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier,
dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür!”
a small light burns!
First one, then two, then three then four,
then the Christ child is in front of the door!
Happy second Advent everyone!
“The perfect Christmas tree?
All Christmas trees are perfect!”
~ Charles N. Barnard
We put our tree up this morning and we think it is perfect!
Happy St. Nikolaus’ Day!
My son was very excited this morning to see that St. Nikolaus had come and filled his freshly cleaned boots with a chocolate Nikolaus and a little present. And he even found an extra little present in the number six stocking of the Advent calendar! The tradition of celebrating St. Nikolaus is another thing I really love during the Christmas season! For those that don’t know what this is, here is a link that explains it a little: http://
Ich wünsche Euch allen einen schönen Nikolaus!