Hello! It’s Danielle from Pangolin Photo
Safaris on our home turf, the Chobe River. Today I am going to answer a question
that we often get asked, and that is how can I blur my background to the maximum? That basically means, how can I use depth-of -field? to my advantage, or how
can I control the depth-of-field? Today we have got some waterbuck to demonstrate the concept, and they’re quite nice, because they stand tall for a while.
Great to demo this on. So, the first way of doing it, is to control the distance
between yourself and the subject. Which is great, because we are in a boat, so we can either come closer or further away from the subject. The closer you are to the subject the more the background blurs. The second way of doing
it, is to control the distance between the subject and its background. So, as you can see, the background is quite far away, and that’s also fairly in your control,
as you can position the boat to choose a background that’s further away, if you
want more blur. The third way, is to use your zoom. The more zoomed in you are, the
more the background blurs. The last and obvious way to do it, is to
decrease your f-stop. So, take a shot at f/16. Then take a shot at your lowest
f-stop. Go down to f/6.3 or to f/4. Leave everything else the same
and take your shot. Zoom in and notice the difference in your background, and
you will see that that’s how you blur your background. For more videos, subscribe to our channel, or hit the bell icon at the bottom to get notified when the next video is
available. Until next time. Bye bye!