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    hi mates!

    i have a canon A80 that have been using for quite a while. Qns is , i see a couple of pix where the subject is sharply in focus n the background is blurred. how do you get this kind of effect .

    thnx

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    Hope this helps.
    1) Use aperture priority mode then use the widest apperture possible for your cam
    2) The distance between the camera and the subject must be shorter than the distance between the subject and the background

    Or you can blur the background using photoshop

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    Hi.

    Either you shoot using large Aperture values or make sure your subject is as far away from the background as possible.

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    Canon A80 that you have is a digicam. Digicam has a smaller sensor size as compared to a DSLR. Though reducing distance between cam and subject and increasing aperature size helps, it is very difficult to duplicate the shallow depth of field that you have seen.

    So BUY BUY BUY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben1223
    2) The distance between the camera and the subject must be shorter than the distance between the subject and the background
    What's the theory behind this? I think you forgot about the focal length, it should depend on the focal length.


    spiritfan, try full zoom and open aperture and of course let the subject stands away from the background. You may not get the same result as those taken with D/SLR, that's one of the limitations of prosumer.

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    thnx guys !!!

    yap , i ever shot using a normal slr...to get the effect is relatively easier though

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntZ
    What's the theory behind this? I think you forgot about the focal length, it should depend on the focal length.


    spiritfan, try full zoom and open aperture and of course let the subject stands away from the background. You may not get the same result as those taken with D/SLR, that's one of the limitations of prosumer.
    It's not a complete explanation but it's a simple guide.
    I don't want to barrage him with too many things.
    Even if I were to use a lens with a long focal length say a 105mm prime if I were to step back far enough the background will become sharp assuming it is not so far away.

    With his camera I would suggest to take his subject outdoors (maybe a park) so that the background is far. But indoors he would have a hard time blurring the background.

    I can still achieve some blur even with a short focal length (17mm) by closing the distance between my camera and subject, and opening up the aperture. The background is out of the lens's DOF by being relatively far.

    Last edited by Ben1223; 14th February 2005 at 12:12 AM.

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