15 Amazing Photographs That Use Background Blur to Perfection
A strong composition lays the foundation of a memorable photograph. A clearly defined subject is the centerpiece of such a photographic composition. One of the ways to achieve a clutter-free composition that enhances your subject, is by using background blur.
A background blur, or popularly known as bokeh, is a simple but powerful effect that blurs the background and makes the subject stand out. It can be created by using a number of methods to control depth of field, like – using a long focal length lens, utilizing a wide aperture, or positioning the camera closer to the subject.
This post showcases 15 photographs that have used background blur to great effect- as a way to improve composition and as a creative tool to add eye-catching effects to the photo. We hope that they inspire you to give it a try and create similar shots of your own.
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Use the power of background blur to capture amazing photos
If you’d like to learn how to achieve background blur in your photos, to make them stand out, do take a look at Karlo de Leon’s guide to creating beautiful background blur.
Learn the secrets to creating gorgeous background blur in your photos
If you’d like to learn how to create amazing background blur in any photographic situation, do check out Karlo de Leon’s guide Creating Beautiful Background Blur. You’ll get comprehensive technical training on the subject of depth of field to help you master background blur.
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