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How to Create a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 9 - 2022
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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Beginner’s Guide to Photography : Controlling Depth of Field

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 14 - 2021
Beginner's Guide to Photography Controlling DOF - Shallow DOF

Beginner's Guide to Photography Controlling DOF - Shallow DOF

Depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field.The depth of field does not abruptly change from sharp to unsharp, but instead occurs as a gradual transition. In fact, everything immediately in front of or in back of the focusing distance begins to lose sharpness — even if this is not perceived by our eyes or by the resolution of the camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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