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Cigarette Lighters and Foreground Bokeh


Foreground bokeh can be achieved through layered Photoshop effects, or by getting clever with any transparent object you can get your hands on. Stop by any smoke shop and for about $0.50 cents grab a blue, red or any color lighter you like. During the shoot, hold the transparent end right up in front of your lens and start shooting. Voila! Foreground bokeh.

Next, rotate it to catch the light from the strongest light source. This brightens it up and adds a nice strong edge to it. My other favorite thing to shoot with is a wine glass filled with gingerale. This creates a beautiful golden foreground bokeh which can be nice classy touch.