Download your free cheat sheet to help you get off AUTO and start getting more creative photos with your Digital Camera. IT shows you how you can control Depth of Field. It shows the best Aperture for Portraits and the best Aperture for Landscape photos. It also looks at another key factor in controlling Depth of Field: Focusing Distance.
A Step-by-step guide to getting a blurred background in camera. This little trick is used a lot in portrait photography, as it lets your subject stand out and be the main focus, and is oh so simple to do!
Depth of Field: The pictures above change the aperture setting of the camera lenses, creating a sense of depth in their images. The larger the apertures (smaller F-stop number) and closer the focusing distances, the shallower depth of field is. Other example of Shallow Depth of Field: http://digital-photography-school.com/17-beautiful-images-with-shallow-depth-of-field
Lighting Styles and Setups from "Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook": Kid In A Candystore and More (Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives)