Friday, 30 October 2015

Bokeh inspired photos of Glasgow

On Wednesday afternoon, my family and I drove to Glasgow for me to attend the School of Art open day on the Thursday morning. After going to Escape Glasgow, where you get locked in a room and have to solve puzzles to escape, we went for dinner at Pizza Express (as they do gluten free pizzas), before walking back to the Premier Inn. On the way back, I wanted to take photos for my documentary project in my A level course, and also decided to take out of focus, bokeh inspired, photos of the lights on buildings and the traffic.

To take these photos, I put my camera on manual focus with the flash on, so the image wasn't too dark. I really liked how these photos turned out and think they would make great abstract paintings, which I have begun to branch out into for my A level fine art course. 

The photos remind me somewhat of Saul Leiter's colour work from the 60s, which I adore. I think I'll be heading into Newcastle soon to take more photos like these, as I love how dreamy they look, due to the soft focus. 
What is your favourite photography technique?

Holly x


  1. I love photos like this so much <3
    Amazing shots and defo look forward to seeing Newcastle!
    xox Nadia

    1. Thank you! I am hoping to go out and take photos in Newcastle as soon as I can, but I have so much coursework to do, haha x

  2. I love bokeh as well, it's perfect for holiday vibes. These'll make great abstract art pieces, maybe you can try layering them! Let me know how it goes! (:

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. It is so pretty! I might try layering them, thanks for the idea. I have started one already, and I will probably feature them on here or my Instagram (@hollyoliviablog) x


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