Bokeh - the creamy + blurry background that so many photographers want to achieve.
It's easier than you think.
The process includes a lens which has a very low f-stop ability such as 1.4 and also a photographer who shoots manual.
How To Tips:
- Turn your f-stop as low as it can go. I shoot at 1.4 during one person sessions to create this look. Tip: More than one person in the session? Increase your f-stop one more stop for each person in the frame to help keep everyone in focus.
- Having a low f-stop also helps bring in more light. This can be helpful when indoors as well.
- You will find that the closer you are to your focal point the more the background is blurry when shooting this style.
- Do not set your subject right up against a background if you want bokeh. The farther they are away from it the better.
All portrait sessions that Stacie shoots are with an 85mm 1.4