Create Bokeh Effect with Simple Camera Mod

Goli Mohammadi

I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

Contact me at [email protected] or via @snowgoli.

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By Goli Mohammadi

I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

Contact me at [email protected] or via @snowgoli.

989 Articles

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Over on Make: Projects, our DIY library, Sindri Diego of Iceland shares a fun and simple camera mod to produce cool bokeh effects. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word for “blur,” and by making a cover for your lens, you can snap shots where the blurred lights in your image take on whatever shape you want. The picture above (taken in a mirror using the bokeh attachment) shows the attachment and the effect at the same time. Sweet!
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