A Couple of Rules for taking photos with a blurry background with a basic kit lens

A Couple of Rules for taking photos with a blurry background with a basic kit lens. 

Do you want to get a blurry background in your photos but only have a  kit lens? 

Follow these simple rules and you'll be able to. 

It's all about these simple things: Distance to your subject, Focal Length and Aperture. 

1. Get closer to the subject with your lens that way the background will be more compressed. 

2. Zoom all the way in with your kit lens. Again you'll have a better chance at getting the background blown out. 

3. Shoot at the widest aperture possible and combined with the distance and focal length the better chance you have of getting that blurry background.

Go and give it a go and see what results you get. 

Note: My background wasn't the best but hopefully you get the point. 

The Moment Of Truth - How good is the A4 Pro Photo Book?

The Moment Of Truth - How good is the A4 Pro Photo Book?

If you haven't seen the Making a Photo Book video then check it out here - https://youtu.be/-c7OeDPP_ps

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This is the first look at the book and my reactions to it. This book is of my London Collection 2016 and it's the first time I've had this style of book made. 

The Photo Book was made at Photobox.com using their layout tool. 

I'm super pleased with how it came out and if I was a client receiving this book I'd be really happy with the way it's come out.