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Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

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?El Bokeh Wall? is a photographic technique by Laya Gerlock where aluminum foil is used to create bokeh, the aesthetic quality of the blur in the background. Laya explains how to do it.

To get this effect, you?ll need a camera and a large aperture lens, speedlights, a wireless trigger, gels, aluminum foil or silver wrapping paper, and scissors and tape. Scroll down for the instructions!

More info: layagerlock.com

Laya Gerlock explains how to create ?El Bokeh Wall?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

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What you?ll need

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil


1. A camera and a large aperture lens

2. Speedlights

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3. A wireless trigger

4. Gels

5. Aluminium foil or silver wrapping paper

6. Scissors and tape

Step 1: ?Get your aluminium foil or wrapping paper and crumple it?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

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Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Step 2: ?Lay it flat and you should get something like this?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil


Step 3: ?Tape it to your background a distance away from the subject?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Step 4: ?Get your speedlight and choose a colored gel for the background that you want?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Step 5: ?Place your speedlight with gel below your shooting table and point it towards your background (the crumpled aluminium foil)?

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Step 6: ?For the main light I used a speedlight with a small softbox and diffused it some more with an acrylic sheet in front?

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Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Here are the results:

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

Amazing Photography Tips For Making El Bokeh Wall Using Aluminum Foil

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