Purple Prose + photography tips

Tip # 56: ’Tis the season

’Tis the season for holiday cheer and Christmas lights. And what better way to start the season than to explain how I created these super cool shots.

They’re really easy. For the picture on the left, I set the aperture at F4.5. The one on the right was taken at F8.0. The camera speed was adjusted accordingly. Both were purposefully out of focus.

As you can see, the large aperture (F4.5) resulted in a circular shape, the smaller one (F8.0) a hexagon. Pretty cool, huh? It looks awesome with colored lights, but unfortunately none of ours work. Guess it’s time for some new ones.

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Tip # 56: ’Tis the season + photography tips