What settings give you the blured background

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  1. Teresa

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    i dont have PS...or anything like that.
    all i have is paint and microsoft digital image pro 9

    but i think hubby got me a new SLR camera and adobe photoshop for christmas...here is only hoping


     
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    so theoretically (or not so theoretically) speaking, if i was 20 ft from my subject at 2.8, he/she would be in focus while the tree 50 ft. away would be blurry?
     
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    Well, you need to use the alternative zoom-out mechanism to balance that, consisting of right and left foot.
     
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    Am I the only one who can see this data without a reader? If I right-click on a file in Windows Explorer and select properties, then from the properties window, go to the "Summary" tab, then select "Advanced" it all shows up. Aperture, Shutter Speed, etc. I've been doing this for years to read the ID3 tags in MP3s.
     
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    canon 50mm 1.8 set at 2.5:

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    notice the distance between the subject and the background
     
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    Even if you don't get the results you want, just cheat and use photoshop. LOL! Here's a pic of a friend's kid at a baby shower party.

    Using Nikon D80 at 135mm, f5.6

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    I initially didn't get what I wanted so I just tweaked it a little, applied a little gaussian blur and B&W'd the background.
     
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    Why download the picture just to look at the EXIF though? I use the EXIF Viewer extension for firefox, all you have to do with that is right-click on the picture and select "view exif".
     
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    reposting my question before this thread gets buried again
     
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    Cool idea. I'll have to look into that.
     
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    Yes, the tree should be blurry in that situation.
     

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