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How can I maximize the “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect?

I know that this effect occurs when there's a shallow depth of field. My question is, what are the various ways I can increase this effect in my photos when I'm taking them? Note that I'm not ...
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How to get bokeh or macro on E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm Black EZ Lens? [duplicate]

I got E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm Black EZ Lens f3.5-5.6 EZ. Is it possible to create nice bokeh and macro pics with this set up? I tried shooting many pics (well mainly on auto), but I never got ...
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Which modern lens can achieve this kind of depth of field?

Im interested in knowing why the depth of field(mostly the background blur)in the Old image is very different from the depth of field in the New image? More then DoF the blur in the Old image is ...
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5answers
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Lens for cosplay shooting at events on DX sensor

I know this question is searchable in Our Lord Google, but I find most answers over there assumes a FX sensor, and still I don't have things very clear. Well, I'm just a beginner photographer that I ...
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4answers
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Which lens should I purchase?

New to photography and have found myself wrapped up in it, what an exciting and fun art form! I have a Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) that came with the standard kit lens as well as a 75-300 lens that came as ...
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1answer
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What lens should I use for a candid potrait photos [duplicate]

I'm going to start my career in photography. I have a canon 70D plus prime lens which is 18 to 135mm. For portrait shot I'm not getting more blured background. So can you suggest me which lens is ...
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2answers
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Changing depth of field of Nikon D5200

I've been trying to change the depth of field on a Nikon D5200 for 2 hours and I can't seem to get it to work. I have to take photos and videos of people tomorrow (this is not my camera). The depth of ...
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1answer
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How go get blurred background with Nikon D5600 using 18-140mm lens? [duplicate]

I am very new to photography and just got my new camera, read up on all tutorials on how to take great pictures but... I was trying to get a good portrait of a person while blurring the background. I ...
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1answer
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Is this “tack sharp with blurred background” look done with Photoshop?

I’m relatively new to photography and although I feel like each photographer has their own style when capturing an image it seems that sometimes I just don’t have the right equipment. The pictures ...
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3answers
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70-300 AF-P lens for portrait

I am planning to buy AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens for Nikon D3400. Can we take a good portrait from this lens, can we blur the background?
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5answers
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What exactly determines depth of field?

There are several questions here about the definition of depth of field, about focal length, and about subject distance. And of course there's the basic how does aperture affect my photographs. And ...
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4answers
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Which aperture value determines depth of field on variable aperture lenses?

Do variable aperture values represent the way in which depth of field is rendered by a lens or only to the transmission of light (i.e the brightness)? For example, if i wish to calculate depth of ...
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Is an aperture range of 3.5-5.6 shallow enough to provide great bokeh on a cropped sensor?

I have been primarily shooting with a Canon 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 for several years now, and I am not completely satisfied with it. The problems I have are: A bit too wide on the low end A bit too short ...
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3answers
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If I add a 2x telephoto adapter to a 18 - 55 mm 1:3.5 - 5.6 lens will portrait backgrounds go out of focus better?

I understand that I need a telephoto lens, combined with a low fstop to separate the subject in a portrait from the background, which will be out of focus. I'm confused if I add a macro/2x telephoto ...
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2answers
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Should I use my kit lens at max aperture or max zoom for shallow depth of field? [duplicate]

I have the Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6g vrii lens using it on the D3300. I have been trying to create some bokeh effect using this lens (I know it isn't a great lens for bokeh). The thing I was wondering ...

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