How to Blur the Background in Portraits – 3 Things to do

In this video we will be learning how to blur the background when shooting portraits. We will be learning about three important factors that go into effectively blurring the background.

If you don’t pay attention to all these factors, then even with a fast lens, which allows the usage of a wider aperture like f1.8, you can still end up getting shots in which the background doesn’t seem out of focus. Here is the video:

This video is from our Photography for Beginners course, which has 45 videos and 7 hours of video content. You can access the full course via Udemy, using the link below:

Photography for Beginners course

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