Blur person in photo.


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Libertas

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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!
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

derrickder

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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).
 

Libertas

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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!
 

zenix84

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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!
Something to keep in mind. ALways review your photos to check for focus, sharpness, etc.
 

mitsucolt

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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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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
 

kei1309

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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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