how to get blurred backgrounds

Started Sep 22, 2013 | Questions thread
thebustos
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Re: how to get blurred backgrounds
In reply to amature camera guy, Sep 22, 2013

What you want is called bokeh. It's the result of having a shallow depth of field.

You need a camera with a larger sensor like an APS-C or Full Frame DSLR. Micro 4/3rds might work as well, but generally the larger the sensor the shallower you can get your depth of field.

The other thing that you need is a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or larger, preferably f/1.4 or f/1.8... To understand this better, you need to know about depth of field. Here's a good video that will help you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34jkJoN8qOI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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