Sharing with you some tricks that I’ve learned in the past two years of taking my own blog photos. Here are my photography hacks on how to take beautiful photos with blurred backgrounds!
How to Take Photos with Blurred Backgrounds
As a mom with your kids at home, I don’t have a lot of time to spend taking photos and editing them so I’ve learned a couple tricks that I wanted to share with you! People are always looking for lessons on how to take better photos and blurred backgrounds are all the rage these days! As you may have read in my previous post, I take all of my own photos, even my full-length outfit pictures. It’s taken me a couple years to figure out how to accomplish that so that it still looks professional. I use a DSLR Canon Rebel T3i and my favourite lens in the Canon 50mm. Watch this video to see how it’s done in a matter of minutes!
So to summarize:
- Shoot somewhere without a flash, in good lighting. I prefer outside in the shade or a cloudy day.
- Use a lens that is great for close ups. I use a Canon 50mm lens.
- Using a DSLR camera, shoot in the A or AV mode which stands for aperture value or on some cameras it is called the S for Shutter Priority Mode. It causes the shutter speed to change based on proper exposure based on the lighting conditions.
- Make sure the objects or people that you are shooting are a fair distance from the background point that you want blurred.
- Focus the middle of your camera to different points of focus. As you can see, in the two photos below, both have different areas of focus. You can focus on the front, middle or background objects.
- If you’re looking for tips on how to focus with a tripod and remote then don’t forget to check my post on How To Take Your Own Blog Photos… like a pro!
Check out my Instagram for photography inspiration!!
I loved this post!!
Emilee W. says
This was super helpful! I always love your shots and can’t believe it’s that simple!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge, oh wise one!!
This really was helpful…thank you!
You’re welcome Angela!