4 aspects of photography that blurrs the background of a photo

posted on 3rd of september, 2016

In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of.

The size of the aperture
Aperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo. It is a common saying and most beginners even know that a fast lens with the biggest aperture you can get is desired for portrait work and throws the background out of focus so that attention is locked and given to the subject.

The distance between the subject and that of the backdrop
Another way to achieve the shallow depth of field and a blurry backdrop is to angle your shot in such a way that the backdrop is cleared of obstructions and you have a greater void of empty space between...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Quincypics on September 12, 2016
a little myth-busting for those interested ... focal length has no impact on depth of field whatsoever. While a narrower angle of view may reduce the number of "depth clues", it does NOT change the actual depth of field. Zooming in or out on a live subject is no different than zooming in or out on a printed photgraph.
Posted by Unteroffizier on September 07, 2016
Hi Generalul2015 and Felzum, glad it helps and is appreciated!
Posted by Generalul2015 on September 06, 2016
thanks for this article

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