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How to get bokeh effect using compact camera? [duplicate]

Guess the question itself sums it up, Is it feasible? If so, how?
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How to get blurry backlights but sharp focused front face [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I maximise that “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect? How can I take shallow depth of field photos with a point-and-shoot camera? I have simple Nikon ...
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DOF, bokeh, Nikon P100 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it possible to take shallow depth of field photos with point-and-shoot cameras? What are the depth-of-field capabilities of point & shoot cameras? I have seen ...
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How to take bokeh photo with nikon coolpix s6300 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to take shallow depth of field photos with point-and-shoot cameras? I have just bought Nikon Coolpix S6300. I want to take bokeh photograph. So, please tell me ...
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Blur background with Nikon Coolpix B700 [duplicate]

I am not professional photographer and own a Nikon Coolpix B700. I am trying to achieve background blur aka bokeh with my clicks with same camera. I have done google and played around Manual setting ...
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How to take picture with blur background using FujiFilm HS10 [duplicate]

I tried a lot to take portrait pictures with blur background using my FujiFilm HS10 but haven't succeeded yet. I use f2.8 but still cannot get the effect. Can any of the experts give me any suggestion....
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How to get the effect of blurred lights (bright light spots)? [duplicate]

The attached photo is clicked in a professional DSLR camera. How can I get a similar effect of blurred lights in an ordinary digital camera, Or How can I edit a image later to get this similar effect?
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How to blur the background using a super-zoom camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to take shallow depth of field photos with point-and-shoot cameras? When I shoot portraits with my brother's Nikon D90, this is quite easy to fade out the ...
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Achieve blur in the foreground and the background with a Nikon Coolpix 530 [duplicate]

I have been trying to take photographs of items in the mid-ground and am not getting sufficient blur on my foregrounds and backgrounds. I have tried using different distances between my subjects, ...
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Can we shoot photos with a very shallow DoF with the Lumix FZ300 at any focal length? [duplicate]

I couldn't find that information anywhere. Lot says you can't get a shallow DoF with a tiny sensor. So, anyone has got an FZ300, Can you? mattdm, that question was about all p&s's in common, I ...
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how to make this but for pictures instead of videos? [duplicate]

I found this nice video about showing subjects focused and the background blurred or viceversa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7wa-pd6PJU However, its for video only, the question is how to make it ...
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Focus Effect for Canon Powershot SX520 [duplicate]

How can I achieve a focus effect for Canon Powershot SX520? Something like this:
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What is bokeh, exactly?

I understand that "bokeh" refers to out-of-focus areas of an image — but there is obviously more to it than that. What does the term mean exactly? How well is bokeh really understood? Is it purely ...
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What is crop factor and how does it relate to focal length?

I'm reading that a 50mm lens is recommended as a first prime lens for DSLR owners as it's supposed to give a 'natural' perspective, but when used on (most) DSLRs, the view is cropped, as if you were ...
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What's the difference between Bokeh and Gaussian Blur?

I have heard multiple times in photography, the words Bokeh, and Gaussian Blur. To me, it seems that the words are used almost interchangeably, but in some instances, I have heard them contrasted. ...
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