In this video I’m going to show you how to create a blurry background in Photoshop (the shallow depth of field focus). We’re going to apply the blur by using the Lens Blur Filter which allows you to apply the narrow depth of field so that some objects in the image are in focus while others are blurred.
Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to get a blurry background in your photos. Keep your subject sharp & in-focus, and get a beautiful, soft buttery blur in the back. These tips can be used for both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. It even includes the "Best Recommended Lenses for Parents" (a.k.a. for taking pictures of your kids!)
Beginner Photography Tutorial - A step by step guide on how to blur out the background in your images! Learn how to pull focus to your subject in this guide for beginners. You can also get your hands on a free "cheat sheet' so you can print out the steps to have it with you when shooting!
Shallow depth of field is a popular effect, particularly for portrait photos where a blurred background helps the subject 'pop' out. This article covers seven different ways you can achieve a shallow depth of field.