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Old Aug 28, 2002, 4:29 AM   #1
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Hello ev1 , I'm trying to learn how to blur the background when taking portraits up close or just a little farther for some background to show . But i've tried everything that the manual said but i just can't get it. it said to set it on ( a lower the apeture and and set the w for no zoom ) I think i maybe wrong but please help me .. I have lots of pictures but no blur background.. (www.alyce51.com ) for explaining what to do with some of my favorite pictures that need background blur. thank you
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 6:43 AM   #2
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how far is subject from cam and how far behind subject is background to be blurred.
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 8:22 AM   #3
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Hi again the subject is about a 1 foot or 2 even less. and the background will be about 2 feet or 3 if not more are less.
visit my site and you will see some pictures that should've been blurred and some that needed more background.
http://www.alyce51.com

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Old Aug 28, 2002, 8:28 AM   #4
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 9:23 AM   #6
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For subjects that close, try using the macro mode on your camera. It's indicated by a flower icon in the display when it is turned on. To ensure you get the amount of blurring you want, shoot in aperture priority and set your aperture to 2.8 for maximum blurring of what the camera is not focusing on. Experiment with it, and you will see that you can vary what is blurred by changing your aperture setting. What you are referring to is commonly called "depth of field."
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 8:20 PM   #7
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Check out http://www.88.com/exposure/simcam.htm it will give you some practice with depth of field.

Also you can learn a lot at http://www.photocourse.com
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 10:20 PM   #8
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Thank You Guys,
so much you're the best..Mike you opened my eyes very much wide open.. you're a sweetheart....thanks again
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Old Aug 29, 2002, 2:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by alyce51
Mike you opened my eyes very much wide open.. you're a sweetheart....thanks again
(blush)

It does take some practice though. I find though that sometimes I prefer doing it in an image editing program, like Photoshop or (in my case) Corel Photopaint...that way I can get the exact amount of blur that I want.
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