This one sparked a bit of interest over at the Norwegian blog I’m contributing to for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. So, I’ll share the story here as well.
Video tutorial on how to make that cardboard cover for your lens
Before you know it I made this one:
Equipped it with a snow crystal and mounted it on my camera:
I used some standard paper cutters to make the patterns.
Before you know it the images that have a traditional round bokeh:
…started looking like this:
Some more cutting and shapes and off we go…
All kinds of cool stuff. Christmas tree with hearts…
Street scene with hearts…
And you find my complete DIY Bokeh set over at Flickr.