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Tag : Aperture

12 Jan 2014
Heart Shaped Bokeh - Creating Custom Bokeh, Aperture Shapes - Making Heart Shaped Custom Bokeh

How to Create a Custom Bokeh

The first thing you may be asking is what the hell does Bokeh mean? The word ‘Bokeh’ comes from the Japanese word Bokashi which means ‘to blur’. The use of the word Bokeh in photography terms can mean areas of a photo which are not in focus due to being beyond the focal point – (this does not mean that a blurry, out of focus, poorly shot photo can be described as having nice bokeh). Creating the Custom Bokeh This […]

09 Sep 2013
Longleat Safari Tiger Zoom Lend Photo of Tiger

How to ensure a well exposed photo using the exposure triangle

It’s often a problem when using a zoom lens, you zoom in and take the shot and you end up with a shot that’s not 100% sharp. This is because you were so far zoomed in that the camera was not steady enough to capture a sharp shot. A fraction of movement when zoomed in results in a large variation in the field of view which causes the unsharp shot. Even a camera on a tripod can result in an […]

09 Aug 2011
Violinist at Spraoi 2011 - f/6 - performer playing violin

How to blur backgrounds using the aperture

Over the past few months there have been many daily searches to this site about depth of field and how to blur backgrounds. Professional photographers use this technique and this post will address some of these actual searches to this site, such as “how to make the background blurry”, “what to I change to make blurry backgrounds”, “camera settings blurred background”, “how to change depth of focus”, “how do you change camera settings to make a fuzzy background” and “what […]

06 Mar 2011

How to change Depth of Field and make blurred backgrounds

Sometimes when taking a photograph you don’t want your background to be focus as you might want the foreground. Normally you will want your subject to be in focus and the background to be either slightly out of focus or very out of focus.  In order to do this you need to take control of  your camera settings. The Aperture controls the depth of field. What is a Cameras Aperture? The Aperture is basically the eye of the camera which […]