In this video I’m going to show you how to create a blurry background in Photoshop (the shallow depth of field focus). We’re going to apply the blur by using the Lens Blur Filter which allows you to apply the narrow depth of field so that some objects in the image are in focus while others are blurred.
Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to get a blurry background in your photos. Keep your subject sharp & in-focus, and get a beautiful, soft buttery blur in the back. These tips can be used for both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. It even includes the "Best Recommended Lenses for Parents" (a.k.a. for taking pictures of your kids!)
How to Get a Blurred Background in Your Photos, Without Shooting Wide Open!
If there is one thing that people most want to know when they are starting out, it's the trick of getting your subject in sharp focus, whilst leaving the background blurred. This is used a lot in portrait photography, as it allows the subject to really stand out and be the main feature, and I find this is also useful for lifestyle photography, when you are probably working with less than ideal backgrounds. Getting a blurred background is actually quite simple to do, it just needs a…