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How to Create a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 10 - 2017
How to -  Creating a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

How to - Creating a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

Many beginners often ask:

“How do I make the background of my photograph look blurry?”

It is actually quite easy to achieve and it can be done in three easy steps. First of all, you will need a DSLR type camera because DSLRs have large sensors and the lenses are interchangeable. You can, however, try using a compact camera, though the results will be less successful.

Step One: Set your lens’ zoom to its maximal capacity.
For example, if you are using an 18-55mm lens, then set your lens to the 55mm focal length. A more telephoto zoom lenses are better, such as a 55-250mm zoom lens. When using this lens, set your focal length to a range of 85 to 135 mm. This focal range is ideal for photographing portraits. Read the rest of this entry »

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