Create a bokehlicious backdrop with aluminium foil

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Create a bokehlicious backdrop with aluminium foil

Want to turn a basic product photo into something bokehlicious with a simple styling hack?

In this mini tutorial you'll learn how to take a basic household item and turn it into a dazzling background for your next product photoshoot.

Your content creation clients will never know that it was a cheap every day item making their product look so luxe!

Here's how you can get this incredible effect right from your home photography studio

Start by raiding the kitchen

Get a roll of aluminium foil and cut it to a decent size to use as a backdrop.

Next crumple it as much as possible. More creases = more bokeh!

Stick the crumpled aluminium sheet on a wall with some tape or lay it flat on a table.


Defocus to bring out the bokeh

Change the focus mode to manual and adjust the focus.

beauty product photographed against aluminium foil for bokeh effect

Hold your product in the foreground and watch the background change from a piece of crumpled foil to a beautiful bokeh texture!

Pretty impressive result for such a simple photography technique don't you think?

beauty product photographed against aluminium foil for bokeh effect

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