How To Take Blurry Background Pictures?
Blurry background pictures also called bokeh, are very popular among all the bloggers. It’s perfect to make the subject stand out. And they make photo appear more professional. I took these pictures after 2 photography lessons with my photographer Roxy. It’s not hard at all with the right equipment and the right teacher. Here I am going to share with you an easy and affordable way of getting a blurry background picture.
Most of us have already owned a camera; all you need to do is to set the Aperture (A or AV) to the smallest f-value you can. On most kit-lenses, this will be around 5.6 and won’t give you the very blurry background. You can purchase a lens that is compatible with the camera you own. If you have a Sony or Canon, the most affordable one yet delivery a good blurry background are the Neewer 35mmf/1.7 Manual focus prime fixed lens and Neewer 85mm f/1.8 Portrait Aspherical Telephoto lens which are compatible with Sony and Canon cameras and are all under $100. But if you have an old model of Sony or Canon, you probably need to spend more money on your lens. I have an old Sony Nex-5, the Neewer lens won’t sync with my old Sony. So I have to get this Sony SEL50F 18 50mm f/1.8 Lens. It’s about $300 but the result is amazing. If you have a Canon, try this Canon _EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens that is under $125. I would highly recommend the Canon Rebel T7I if you need a good and reasonable Camera. It’s versatile enough to shoot videos and is under $800.
Once you have equipped with the right lens, you are ready to take the blurry background pictures. Remember, the closer to the subject and far away from the background, the blurrier the background would be. Take a look of the flower I took above, which is a good demonstration of this principle.
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