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Sony Alpha 300 with a Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens and one of these things on the end of that http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TQPTTM/?tag=tec06d-20



It let's me get within inches of the subject to fill the frame, and depending on the aperture setting, I can get a nice slight haze in the image, which adds a nice little something to it.

You can see what I mean in this photo:


Around the edges of the petals, there's a slight haze, makes it seem "dreamy".
 

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If I wanted to take a picture and make the background blurry how would I do that ?

I only have a bridge camera not a DSLR.
 

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If you are photographing something up close, the background should be blurry automatically.
 
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Water tower? Natural lighting or altered?
 
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If I wanted to take a picture and make the background blurry how would I do that ?

I only have a bridge camera not a DSLR.
It is going to be really difficult due to bridge camera's having a large depth of field... The best way is to zoom in on the subject as tight as you can and it might create the Bokah effect you are looking for.
 
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Run its a space ship!!!
 

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NewEgg has the Panasonic DMC-FZ47K bridge camera on sale this weekend for $189.99 after promo code (EMCYTZT917)!

Panasonic DMC-FZ47K Black 12.1 MP 3.0" 460K LCD 24...

This is the big brother to the FZ40 I use, which is my second Panasonic bridge camera. I love these, and this version even records video at 1080p (mine is only 720p).
 
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Evil Lady Bug eating my back lawn. Snapped with my Pentax X90
 

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^ ISO seems a bit high
 
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^ ISO seems a bit high
It does look rather grainy dosnt it. I am slowly learning how to drive my camera. Using manual settings where daunting at first.

I reduced the quality of this pic as tpu hosting would not allow me to upload 3.7 mb file lol. Here is my dog staring into space....



F-stop f/5
Exposure 1/640 sec
57mm focal length
ISO 80
 
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Now that is a pretty good picture. :) I assume no post editing?
 
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One of the weddings we did flowers for recently, got published.

my photos once we finished setup:



I also made the table runners. Took a giant half-spool of this material,
cut it in half, then cut it in multiple segments, then taped/painted out the yellow stripes.

Here's the magazine the wedding got published in, with a bunch of photos from the wedding photographer: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2011/11/17/camarillo-wedding-by-hazelnut-photography/
 

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and then....
 

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Just trying out my new camera Fuji FinePix S2750HD... I'm a n00b at photography :p