Finally I got it! I’ve been experimenting lately on how to accomplish the best Swirliness out of a camera, and then I found a way to create that “Swirly Bokeh” on an iPhone!
I’m happy with the results so far.. :)
The problem is I cannot get “less” swirliness, but I manage to get “Sharpness” at the center.
**Never edited, straight out of the iPhone
Here are some of the photos I took today, at Multnomah Waterfalls:
What do you think? Share your thoughts.. and I’m still experimenting :)
It’s been awhile since my last Lens Hack project, here I’m gonna show you my latest hack with (of course) some Photo samples of the lens (Never touched, SOOC).
I bought this old lens from ebay, out of curiosity for testing it and experimenting..
So, let’s start..
(Using Helios 44M-4 with Canon 5D classic)
The Mount + Bellows
(I went to a carpenter and asked him to create the Adapter, it is not Screw-type, just a “push the element” in type)
(SOOC, never cropped never touched, click on the image to enlarge)
f4.5, wide open
This lens hack has been listed on EBAY:
Link on Ebay
That’s all folks! :)
To place an order, shoot me an email
Searching, studying, and experimenting on how “Swirly Bokeh” (aka Cat’s Eye Effect) form, it’s been two days and now I can conclude what I’ve found.
Swirly Bokeh (Cat’s eye effect); because the Bokeh is making a circular shape.
How Does it Form?
I will list the “recipe” as points, so you can understand easily (of I what I’ve read, and experienced):
- You need Bokeh in the background, so that you’ll be able to see the “Swirl” effect (e.g. Keyboard, Grass, Bokeh of light coming between the leaves)
- If the background is plain, lined, or lacks Bokeh then you’ll never have it (e.g. background is PC Screen, Walls)
- Stick to focus range between 0.6 to 1 (if you go 0.5 or more than 1 you’ll hardly see it; you don’t get so close, and you don’t keep a big distance)
References – How it Forms:
This list contains some of the lenses that can produce that “Swirly Bokeh“: *references below
- Helios 40-2
- Helios 44 F2 (Any Helios 44)
- Helios 44M (I have Helios 44M-4)
- Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.5
- Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.2
- Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm F1.7
- Ziess Biotar 75/1.5
- and others… But these are the famous ones, especially (Helios, made in USSR – Zenit cameras)
If you do not want to buy any lens, then try this Hack/Mod: (I didn’t test it)
References – Lenses:
Let me first start with what I’ve found (by experimenting), then I will list some websites that I’ve read about this kind of Bokeh.
(experimenting using Helios 44M-4 mounted on Canon 5D classic)
Focusing at 0.6
Focusing at ~1
Focusing at 0.5 (no Swirl, or hardly noticed)
Now, if you want to learn more I suggest you read these references that I’ve found while searching:
That’s pretty much it, after I had experimented.. I need to sleep..
Happy shooting! :)
Here I’m going to show you some of my photos, before and after, to give you ideas on how you can improve your photo editing.
- Pay Attention to the Smallest Detail
- Get rid of the Distractions
- Bring in your creativity and your imagination
- Use Color Correction, wisely
- Do not over do it!
- Use content-aware to your advantage!
- Focus on your subject
Putting some Clouds, and focusing on that little drawing! – Street Art
Use your Imagination and be Creative!
Happy shooting and editing :)
check this on Behance.
iShoot film; and I will always do. On my last trip to Italy I purchased “Kodak – Single Use Camera” that has 27 exposures and using 400 ISO film by Kodak.
Last week I went to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to enjoy summer and break the routine I had and relax a bit away from the city and work.
I took the “Single use camera” with me; the results are astonishing.
The colors are just amazing..
The photo store gave me the photos on CD as well, so here are some of the photos:
(1:1 cropped, no edit)
Happy shooting! :)
I’ve started a new project on Behance.net; called “Monochromes from Italy”..
Monochromes from Italy!
– Made me fall in love with Italy
– Made me fall in love with the light
Click here to view the project
Hope you’ll enjoy it! :-)