Ive been looking at some of the incredible photos on here from you all britchick, isafari, shogun, magicalmoments and everyone else how do you take a photo so that the animal is sharp but everything else is faint so the animal stands out?
SLR means Single Lens Reflex where you actually view the subject through the lens of your camera. SLR cameras have interchangeable lenses to offer a much greater scope of the type of shots you can take.Originally Posted by disneymom, post: 33376
It`s really all a matter of focusing on the subject. If you have a "portrait" setting on your camera [whether SLR or not], try using this and focus on your subject and the background will be slightly blurred with your subject in sharp focus. This works best if you are fairly close to your subject.
If you want to get your animals in focus and the background blurred you need to shoot at the lowest Aperture setting (F Stop) your lens will allow you. Ideally, if your shooting an animal outdoors in a park or on safari, you will probably shoot with a 70-200mm F2.8 or F4 lens so that everything behind the animal is blurred to stop making it look less distracting.
This also works well when shooting through a wire fence if you press the lens up to it, as it will blur the fence in the front, and focus on the animal.