Creating That ‘Out of Focus’ Look in the Background with F/stops – #07 Q&A

How do you get that ‘out of focus’ look in the background while keeping your subject in focus? That’s the subject of this week’s question.

The trick is understanding f/stops and depth of field, and the effect is exaggerated with lens choice. Use this technique for photography or video, but of course you need a camera with manual controls.

There’s more on this fundamental subject as well as understanding all three camera adjustments in this video.

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