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    Default Blur person in photo.

    Here's the scenario,
    Took a photo of my friend with this beautiful landscape behind, & after loading the photo into the laptop, realised that the landscape behind appears to be clear, however my friend appears to be blur, what could be the possible problem here? Wrong settings or wrong technique?

    Please enlighten me, Cheers!
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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    No picture, no real clues.

    Either:

    1. You used a large aperture and focused on the background
    or:
    2. You used a long exposure and your friend moved.
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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    that sounds like using a wrong AF point.

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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnsQ View Post
    that sounds like using a wrong AF point.
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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnsQ View Post
    that sounds like using a wrong AF point.
    I second this opinion, I think TS probably ended up focusing on some distant object in the background. Perhaps a picture would better help identify the cause.
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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    As above. You probably used a large aperture so your friend is OOF.
    One technique is:

    Using a small aperture, focus on your friend by half depressing the shutter button, while holding down the button, recompose (if needed) and then press the shutter button down fully.
    Recomposing is usually done if you fix the AF location (e.g. in the centre).

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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    i think the problem lies with the large aperture i used, because i'm sure my friend was inside at least 4-6 of the AF points...

    Thanks for the advices, learnt something new again.
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertas View Post
    i think the problem lies with the large aperture i used, because i'm sure my friend was inside at least 4-6 of the AF points...

    Thanks for the advices, learnt something new again.
    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    a matter of composition. have the focus on your friend, remember and apply the rule of 1/3.

    the use of tripod is usually appreciated for landscape and in portraits since subject is unlikely to be static at all times and what you need is to capture as much detail as possible with a wide aperture. a remote push button will render stable image as well.

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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    u could set a smaller aperture and oso set the camera to auto focus points. most prob it will select ur target as the focus point if he/she is covering the focus point

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    Default Re: Blur person in photo.

    use local/spot AF. lock on target and recompose if needed. if you're using wide AF points, sometimes the camera just Autofocuses on the background not the person.

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