Friday, June 13, 2008

Crowd control

Busy backgrounds are a killer in most photos. That is usually one of the ways you can tell the difference between an ameture photograph and a professional's work, how well they control the background.

Now not all photos and scenes are going to be plain and simple and a lot of the time you are going to nned to exercise some crowd control on those busy backgrounds to isolate your subject.

My favorite method is the shallow depth of field affordered by a long lens used at the widest possible f-stop. Mostof these pictures were taken with a 300mm telephoto with a 1.4 extender shot at f5.6. The result is a pleasingly plain background.

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