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  1. jusejuse

    jusejuse TPF Noob!

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    This is usually done by using a large aperture (small f-stop number). This has the result of reducing the Depth of Field (DOF). This photographer focused on the subject in the foreground and opened his aperture up. You are somewhat limited by your lens -- many don't do well opened all the way up and if your minimum f-stop is too great, you won't get the effect you desire. "Fast" lenses (lenses with a very large maximum aperture/small minimum f-stop) tend to be more expensive.
     
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    prodigy2k7 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EF 50mm F/1.4 is like $300
    EF 50mm F/1.8 is like < $100 i believe

    I recommend the 50mm F/1.4 I have it and I love it, really sharp and shallow DOF :)
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The effect is also increased with lenses of longer focal length; telephotos have much shallower DoF at a given apeture than do their wide-angle cousins.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Although the photo shown is stored on your Photobucket account, I may well assume it is not your own, else you would not be asking your question. As a rule, we never embed other persons' work into our posts, only add links, so everyone knows at first sight that the photo which serves as example is not yours, ok? So I changed it for you.
     
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    jusejuse TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the info about the lenses :D I need to go buy myself some... I'm a nooby at photography ;[


    And sry about the embedding.
     

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