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    Question Take a picture with a blurry background???

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    How do you take a picture where the background is blurry?

    I want to take a picture of MIL when she sees her sons together for the first time in 5 years.

    I have a Canon Rebel tsi.

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    Easiest ways to use the portrait mode selection... It sets everything automatically.
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    Thank you, I am still learning how to use the camera. I have no idea how some of the functions work.
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    focus on her, not anything else as well


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    When is this happening?

    If you can practice with the camera before the big day arrives you will get more of the pictures you are looking for.

    If you have something you can set up like chairs and stuffed animals or set up glasses and a knickknack or get some friends to help you, anything to help you see the differences in taking pictures.
    Get closer to the subject and focus on it only. Then move farther back and take a picture of the same thing. Look at your background. See where you were standing and how close you were in relation to how your background looks. Even in portrait mode you can end up with the background sharp depending on where you are and how focused on the subject you are. Generally the closer and more focused you are on the subject the more blurred the background. That is an oversimplification but it should get you started down the road.

    Digital photographs do not cost anything. so practice practice, practice until you find what works for you.

    I don't know if that made sense.
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    Thanks Kaaau. It made a lot of sense. She is coming in at 1130 tonight. I will try to practice this. If not it will be just simple pictures.

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