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Bokeh Masters Kit Review & Giveaway

I received a review copy of the Bokeh Masters Kit from its creator, Udi Tirosh, who is the blogger behind DIY Photography (awesome blog!).

The Bokeh Masters Kit is a fun little toy that you can purchase to create interesting camera effects with your DSLR. If you don’t know what Bokeh is, it’s that blurry background you get when shooting with a DSLR camera. If you are shooting a subject with lights in the background, the lights normally show up as little circles blurred in the background, but with the Bokeh Master Kit, it can look something like this:

bokeh

I photographed the blue and white lights we put on our house for Hanukkah using the Bokeh Masters Kit and the six pointed star bokeh disc, which looks just like a Star of David! Very fitting for Hanukkah!! :) In the top horizontal image, I used two textures from Paint the Moon, the bottom one is mostly straight from camera, and I edited the vertical shot with Totally Rad Actions.

The kit was super easy to attach to my camera, and I loved all the little discs that are supplied with it – smiley face, heart, star, fleur de lis, and so much more. They even give you blank discs so you can make your own. You can find a list of recommended lenses to use on their website. I used mine with my 50mm 1.4, but you can also use the 1.8, or an 85mm 1.8,and a few more. Make sure you double check and ensure your lens is supported. The kit looks like this on your camera (photo is from their website):

bokeh

If you’re a bokeh-lover, this product is definitely a must have. Want one for yourself?

BUY IT! For a limited time, Bokeh Masters Kit is offering a free upgrade to the masters kit when you purchase the advanced kit (that’s a $35 value for only $25)! Click here to buy the Bokeh Masters Kit! If you are in the US, you may want to purchase from one of their dealers, such as B&H or PhotoJojo since shipping will be faster. PhotoJojo is offering $5 discount on any product for Cyber Monday, btw – so if you want this, today is a great day to buy! :)

WIN IT! You can win your own Masters Kit right here!

Mandatory entry: Visit Bokeh Masters Kit and tell me which bokeh disc you think looks the most fun to use, and how you envision using it in your photography! For example, I would love to try the heart shape disc at a future engagement session at night, perhaps at the county fair so I can capture the fun lights. How cute would that be?

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The contest ends on December 7, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern time.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.

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Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 8:52 pm

I would love to win this, I could use the earphones with some of our clients that are musicians.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I follow Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook page.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 8:56 pm

I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook page.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 8:59 pm

I follow @karenlisa on Twitter.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:08 pm

I learned how to make a beauty disk at DIY Photography. I love stuff like that!

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:09 pm

I follow @diyphotography on Twitter.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:10 pm

I subscribe to the RSS feed.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:12 pm

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:12 pm

I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

Katrina MarieNovember 29, 2010 - 9:13 pm
CristinaNovember 29, 2010 - 10:53 pm

like the hearts. Could possibly incorporate into a valentines day theme cards with night shots and the lights.

CristinaNovember 29, 2010 - 10:54 pm

facebook fan on karen lisa

CristinaNovember 29, 2010 - 10:54 pm

facebook fan of bright autumn sun

CristinaNovember 29, 2010 - 10:55 pm

follow blog on google reader

CristinaNovember 29, 2010 - 10:56 pm

follow Karenlisa twitter

Katrina MarieDecember 1, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Voted on Top Baby Blogs again.

Katrina MarieDecember 1, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Voted on Picket Fence Blogs again.

SamanthaDecember 1, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Okay, I LOVE this idea. I would definitely get the heart-shaped one now for a wedding I’m in next year. Love the idea of the hearts for a little something extra. Also love the idea of the headphones, the shot on their site (even with the recorder) looked fun!

SamanthaDecember 1, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Hm, ok…I follow you on the Google Connect thing!

SamanthaDecember 1, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Also, follow Artistic Photography on FB….

SamanthaDecember 1, 2010 - 7:27 pm

I follow @karenlisa on Twitter. Woo!

JerryDecember 1, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Don’t hold this against me, but the paw print would probably get a lot of use for our seniors going to UGA. (My wife told me you’re a Gator!)

JerryDecember 1, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Oh, I follow you on Twitter too.

JerryDecember 1, 2010 - 8:16 pm

I liked the DIY Photography post that had the Instructables on building your own photo booth! Cool idea.

JerryDecember 1, 2010 - 8:16 pm

I now follow DIY Photography on Twitter.

AmancayDecember 1, 2010 - 9:11 pm

the heart is perfect for creating a lovey atmosphere in winter weddings… engagements… and approaching Valentine’s!

AmancayDecember 1, 2010 - 9:11 pm

I follow Bright Autumn’s fb

AmancayDecember 1, 2010 - 9:12 pm

i follow Karen Lisa’s fb

AmancayDecember 1, 2010 - 9:12 pm

I follow @karenlisa on twitter

AmancayDecember 1, 2010 - 9:13 pm

followed @diyphotography on twitter

karen lisaDecember 1, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Lol, no offense taken! I have a few friends who are Dawgs ;)

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:05 am

I just found out that my niece is really into dolphins at the moment. Perhaps I can use the dolphin for a lovely portrait of her.

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:06 am

Follow @karenlisa on Twitter

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:06 am

Subscribed via email to RSS feed

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:07 am

Follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:11 am

Learned from DIYPhotography that you can use a Starbucks cup cover as a white balance tool.

Joel CastanedaDecember 2, 2010 - 3:12 am

Follow @diyphotography on Twitter

{ E }December 2, 2010 - 3:33 pm

I’ve always loved the heart bokeh and now that we’re planning a baby heart shaped bokeh will be perfect.

{ E }December 2, 2010 - 3:34 pm

I follow Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook Page

{ E }December 2, 2010 - 3:34 pm

I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page

{ E }December 2, 2010 - 3:34 pm

I Follow @karenlisa on Twitter

{ E }December 2, 2010 - 3:35 pm

I subscribe to my RSS feed

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:57 am

The star shape would be fun to use at Christmas time, with all the lights!

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:57 am

Following your blog with Google Friend Connect.

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:58 am

Following Bright Autumn Sun’s FB Page.

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:58 am

Following Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s FB Page.

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:58 am

Following @karenlisa on Twitter. (@melissity)

MelissaDecember 3, 2010 - 11:59 am

Voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

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