Some gels, a design, and a little DIY ingenuity came together to create this awesome setup that allowed Photographer Anya Anti to shoot these gorgeous and interesting portraits. Check out the results and go behind the scenes to make your own.

I love great DIY setups; I think they really embody the spirit of creativity and problem solving that is photography. This setup is super easy to replicate (see the video above) and produces great results, as you can see below.

Gear-wise, Anti used the following:

Notice how she wasn’t ultra-precise in creating rounded holes, using just a pencil and scissors. Some good background separation and the proper aperture smoothed out the jagged edges. If you really want perfectly round holes, though, just grab a drill. Be sure to follow Anti on Instagram and check out her website for more.

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