In August of 2010 we exercised “Depth of Field” for a week creating images with a 3D feeling. This week I like to create images with a very shallow depth of field. This will create a blurred background and a very sharp subject.
In this example below I was using a 85mm portrait lens at f2.8. I could have photographed this cat at f2.0 which would have resulted in an even more blurred background and even shallower depth of field or I could have used f4.0 which would have given me more depth of field. I suggest you try several f stops and then decide which one pleases your eye the most.
As always, enjoy your photography!
PS: This young cat is ready for adoption. If you know a good home, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org