I read that this was easy to do and I suppose it is but you really do need a manual focusing lens. I only had an automatic and it was very hard for me to achieve the bokeh effect.
Here is a great example of what the bokeh effect should look like, seen here in a heart shape:
|(Image: The Photo Guide)|
The site where the above image is from also has a great tutorial detailing how to achieve this effect
Here are my results:
|This was my best result|
|A circle of 'hearts'|
|Closer to birds than hearts|
I tried to create a heart shape but you can create all sorts of shapes including stars, circles, squares, musical notes... I even saw one with the apple logo.
I think I will be getting a proper lens for my camera so next time it will be easier and I can go bokeh crazy whenever I'm near fairy lights!
Have you ever tired bokeh? If not, why not give it a go and create some stunning photographs.