01-03-2010 12:39 PM
I have a Canon Powershot SX100 IS camera and would like to blur the background while keeping the subject in focus...achieve bokeh. Does anyone know the settings I would need to use? Shutter speed, aperture, etc.? Please advise. Thanks!
01-08-2010 03:29 PM
If the camera supports aperture priority, set the aperture as wide open (low number) as possible.
Unfortunately, due to the small sensor size of P&S cameras (and the resulting very low focal lengths used to achieve a given field of view), P&S cameras generally have incredibly deep depth of field even when wide open, so they aren't very good for photographic situations where a shallow DOF is desired.