Beginners Guide To The Secrets Of Depth Of Field

Beginners Guide To The Secrets Of Depth Of Field

How To Create That Beautifully Blurred Background Without Post-Processing

Probably one of the greatest features, or even the most important feature of owning a DSLR is the ability to control the aperture and the depth of field. If you’re taking a landscape shot you want lots of detail. If you’re taking a portrait you want to blur the background to put the focus on the subject.

Back when I got my first DSLR (I still remember that pretty little Canon EOS 1000D) I was thrilled to finally be able to create blurry backgrounds. I had no idea how to increase or decrease the amount of blur – all I did was try and focus on a subject as close to the lens as possible. Which seems pretty hilarious to me now, but at the time I didn’t know how else to do it.



Quite often this is the case for beginning photographers. But there are actually many details that will affect your depth of field. The following article will help you get started!

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