What settings give you the blured background

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  1. Teresa

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    hey i will post photos some time soon but i did it but i dont know how! LOL


     
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    no doofus i know how to post a picture i was saying i took a picture with a blurred background but i dont remember how i did it!
     
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    if anyone is out there with a D40 and are wondering how to set f/ its the little wheel on the upper right back side. set to A and dial.
     
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    here is the photo that i did but i still dont know how i did it (what settings, etc)

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    too dark and the ring not sharp enough.

    do you have manuel setting on your camera cause i find that easier.

    set f stop to lowest and shutter speed to 200 [i think]
     
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    i was just trying to take a photo of my hubby's new ring..i wasn't trying to make it perfect and then when i took this photo NOT INTENDING TO DO THE BLURRED BACKGROUND it happened.
    i had the f stop on 2.8 which is lowest i can go and i dont know what my shutter speed was at...
     
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    here is a better picture of it...sharpened and brightened up a bit

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    Actually, you had the aperture set to F/3.2 and your exposure time was 1/30th of a second according to KUSO EXIF viewer.

    You did it... well done! :)

    The aperture decides if the background is blurry or not. If it is a low number it will blur, if it is a larger number like F/7 or greater, it will have less to no bokeh (blurring).
     
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    how do you know what all the settings were.

    you know i think you are right about the 3.2 f stop or not since i know some of my settings only go down to 3.2 and some 2.8

    how do i find out what my settings were?
     
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    Exif data is saved with the photo files. Exif data is your camera settings. On most of the graphical software I have (Thumbsplus, Irfanview, PSP7, etc) you can choose File menu>properties or show exif or similar and view it.

    Also, there are some programs that I've seen that is specifically for viewing exif data. I know there is a program and a Firefox plug-in that allows you to see exif data from pics right in your browser on forums such as this. I haven't installed that yet, but am planning to.

    Whoohoo! Been here a week and I'm able to answer a question! :D
     
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    It freaked me out the first time someone did that to me... :lol:

    Most cameras include this info when you take any picture. This is called EXIF data. I can even tell that you used PS CS2 to edit this picture with (page #2 of 4 pages displayed)!

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    There are many EXIF readers out there that you import a picture and it gives me the data. If you google EXIF READERS you will find many chocies.
     

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