If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a picture yesterday of my 85 mm lens with some fairy lights in front of it. Composition wise, it wasn’t anything special, but I composited in some an element that I thought was worth mentioning. The glowing butterflies were inspired by Calop_, an Instagrammer with a very creative eye. I love his work, and he recently released a video on how to do his effect. So I thought I’d give it a try.
The effect took me a bit longer than I’d like to admit, but I think it came out well. I’m still not sure I can pull off the effect in a portrait shoot, but that’s a challenge for another day.