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How do i enhance the depth of field using a NIKON coolpix S8000. I can't get the background to blur

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  • calum foley Feb 15, 2012

    to make a suran bit in your pictur focose and the rest to blur, you neend to put the green box arond it theat apers on the screen and then semi hold it down till you here a little beep then still holding down the button move it then you should have the rest blurd

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You want to narrow the depth of field. Unfortunately, compact cameras with their small sensors make this difficult. Below is a tip giving pointers to narrow the depth of field as much as possible.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r9564373-controlling_depth_field

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Aperture function


The primary function of the aperture is to control the amount of light passing through the lens. The more light passes through the lens, the less time is required for the proper exposure. A faster exposure can freeze motion and alleviate camera motion, while a longer exposure can allow the subject to blur, conveying a sense of motion.

The aperture also affects the depth of field. A wider aperture narrows the depth of field, causing the foreground and background to blur, while a smaller aperture widens the depth of field, putting more of the scene into focus.

It's up to the photographer to decide which effects to show. Usually for a portrait you'd want the subject's face to be sharp and the background to be blurry. For a landscape, you'd generally want everything from the foreground to the background to be sharp.

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How I can blur the background in L110 ?


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http://www.fixya.com/support/r9564373-controlling_depth_field

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How do i take professional pictures with the nikon coolpix l110? do i need to photoshop them or something? i dont know how to do that. i see many photos on youtube and photobucket from the nikon coolpix...


The difference between a professional and an amateur is not the camera. A pro gets paid for his pictures, an amateur does not.
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Well i was wondering how i could get a bokeh effect behind a subject? does anyone know? is it possible to do this without a filter?


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Why doesn't f2.8 show depth of field?


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Digiscope


Hey timpo,
I would definitely use some kind of remote release since even the smallest amount of camera shake (pressing the shutter button) can cause blurry images in high magnification images. At the type of magnifications usually involved in digiscopeing the depth of field of your images will be greatly reduced and you will need to set the camera to a smaller aperture than usual, which should result in slower shutter speeds. I would definitely have the camera set to manual exposure mode so you can control both the shutter and the aperture although aperture priority should also work well. I would not set the camera to a higher iso since you will lose quality, and since I am assuming you are using a tripod slow shutter speeds should not be an issue. Any movement by the subject will blur the subject if you are using slow shutter speeds so if this becomes an issue you can set the camera to a wider aperture at the loss of depth of field to achieve a faster shutter speed. I hope this helps!

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