So I’ve been dabbling with photography since purchasing a Canon Rebel T5i, and I had the opportunity to take photos at my daughter’s first birthday party over the weekend.
There were plenty of bad shots, believe me. Anything with motion in it…not so good.
But with limited knowledge, I was still able to capture this sweet picture of some cupcakes.
That blurred background is a highly desirable quality. So how did I do it?
Easy, really. I got right up on the cupcakes and focused the camera on the closest cupcake and POW! decoration. By moving up close on the cupcake, the background – including the next closest cupcake – blurred very nicely. It’s a great way to draw attention to something in the foreground of the image. And it doesn’t require an expensive lens to accomplish this style…I just used the standard lens that came with my equipment.