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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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Does subject isolation only depend on subject distance and focal length, aperture and sensor size remaining equal?

Does subject isolation only depend on subject distance and focal length, aperture and sensor size remaining equal? From my reading of a question on depth of field, if I take a photo of a subject at ...
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How has the photographer made the subject stand out in this shot?

I came across the following photo today: It's taken by Yoon Sul, a professional photographer. I marveled at the effect of the photo, but couldn't wrap my mind around how to take a photo quite like ...
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How can I control figure-to-ground composition when I can't stage the whole scene?

Figure-to-Ground is something caught my attention recently in a video "Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers". This technique makes photos really readbale – and clearly tells what ...