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.