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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thanks for sharing

   I have probably told you many times how much I appreciate other bloggers. This is especially true to those who are willing to share ideas freely. I have learned so much through taking free and paid courses. I am indebted this week to Kyle Schultz who is offering a free photos course. He calls his little lessons snacks. Today’s snack is how to blur the background without using aperture priority. 

1. If you have a zoom lens, zoom it all the way out.

2. Get as close to your subject as you can. The closer you are the more the background blur.

3. Choose a background that’s at least 5 big steps away from the subject. More is better.

 

I had always envied those photos on the web that had those dreamy blurry background. Before I had my Canon I achieved it through Photoshop by layering on a blur and then erasing it over the subject. But now I can use my camera to get that blurry background. Here are my practice shots from today.
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2 comments :

  1. Just beautiful, Peggy, especially the statue of the little girl! It's inspiring how you are always been pushing yourself to learn and to experiment! I'm home for a few weeks after a wonderful time with my brother and sisters and all the family in Nova Scotia. I had the best time! I hope that your summer has been going well too!

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  2. WOW!
    that is so GREAT! love the effect. and how simple. just a matter of zooming?
    love that he calls his lessons 'snacks!'

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