So I was bored one night and decided to hone my craft on night photography. I also want to practice taking pictures on night lights using a low shutter speed, and these are what I came up with. Also, I did some experiments on a DIY bokeh filter I found online.
I made several myself and they turned out to be fine. What I would do better, though, is probably use an x-acto knife to cut the shapes or buy punchers with different shapes. And probably purchase a prime lens with a lower aperture. I think the shape the bokeh would really be sharp and clear if I use a lens with a lower aperture. As you can probably guess, the lowest aperture my kit lens has is f/4.0, and that’s probably not enough to nail that beautiful bokeh.
I did some research on different prime lenses, and I’m torn between a Canon and a Yongnou 50 mm f/1.8 lens. They say that the latter is cheaper and can still take quality images like its branded counterpart.
But what do you think? Should I go for the Canon or the cheap counterpart? I could really use some input.