NEW CAMERA NEED HELP CANON 7D

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  1. foster

    foster TPF Noob!

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    :blushing: OK I am new to photography and i'm getting my new camera and two new lens FRIDAY!!! I was wondering remember i'm very new lol will my camera blurr the background automatically or will i need to photoshop that?


     
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    Gaerek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    With the proper settings, your camera will do that.

    You can also photoshop it to do it, but it'll most likely look like crap.

    Do a google search for "Exposure Triangle." That should help you get started to understanding how to get the desired affect.

    EDIT: Decided to be more helpful. :p
     
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    SHOUT IT OUT FOSTER!

    You blur the background, with the lens settings and shot set up. It's not really the camera that does it, the camera just records it.

    The technique is called 'Selective Focus' as is all about controling the Depth-Of-Field.

    Here is a great tutorial for you to study: Understanding Depth of Field in Photography
     
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    If you mail your camera to me, I will use it for free for a number of years, and then send it back to you with a fully written guidebook explaining all the features :D


    Um, just so theres no confusion, I'm kidding ;)
     
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    You're getting a 7D? what lenses are you getting?

    Google "Depth of Field" That will answer your immediate question. Then go read the manual for your camera. I'm not being a snob, I'm saying you need to read the manual. Everything is in it.
     
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    What it boils down to is the camera doesn't DO anything unless YOU make it do what you want it to do. You could definitely accidentally get the blurred or bokeh in the background.
    You are going to have a HUGE learning curve on your new camera to master making it do all of those neat things-the good news is that it's fun and definitely something you can educate yourself on.
    Here is a great start in tutorials and information for the newbie: Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials
    There are many many many more out there! As you begin to learn and have questions just ask. There is a lot of us here and usually someone is around to answer!
     
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    I'm fairly new to photography with DSLRs, and am also using a 7D. I found the following to to be *extremely* helpful (besides reading these forums, and every link posted on every tutorial I can find!)

    Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure"
    David Busch's "Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography"

    Other than that, shoot often. A lot. review your pictures, review the books and forums, and see what you can improve in the pictures.

    As for the immediate question, well lots of others have answered that ... It has to do with how the aperture setting, distance to your focused subject, and focal length all come together.

    Good luck, happy shooting, and have fun!

    Kevin
     
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    And some of the people that answer are actually helpful. In other cases ...... not so much! Some of the answers I've seen are quite sarcastic and condescending. Granted, there are times when the question seemingly BEGS for a sarcastic answer, but more often than not people just don't know. In those cases the old "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all" rule might apply.
     
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    I have a 7D as well and love it. I actually bought the "Canaon 7D for dummies manual". Loved it, read most of it before I got the camera which helped a lot. All the info you glean from books on exposure and this forum will not do any good if you are unable to navigate through the settings on your camera (and there are a lot of buttons ;-). ). Have fun and like the above post shoot lots of pics, best way to learn.
     
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    Also, don't forget to read the manual. There is a lot of useful information in there.
     
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    Hi,

    My friend has the same question. He has the same camera as him (the thread starter) and the background doesn't blur which he wants to be blur. This is more on focusing right?
     
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