By: Infocus Photography & Video | August 10, 2018

Often the first thing a non-photographer will notice about one of our images is the sharp subject in the foreground with a blurry background. If you're shooting with what we call a 'point and shoot' camera it can be difficult to achieve this, but with a dSLR you can create the background blur (called bokeh) quite simply.


If you're just starting out, try your hand with the 'A' mode on your dSLR. That's A for aperture, not auto!


Aperture is how wide the shutter will open when you take a shot. The wider the aperture, the more light that is let into the lens and the shallower your depth of field. A shallow depth of field is what will give you nice smooth bokeh.


The diagram below gives a better illustration of how depth of field works that we can e...

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By: Infocus Photography & Video | July 10, 2018

How many photos have you deleted because they're blurry? Thank goodness for digital, right? Remember the days of film where you'd only get one shot and if it was blurry, too bad, you didn't discover until sometimes weeks later?


There are different types of blur in photos, and you need to know what's causing it to know how to fix it.

Motion blur

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By: Infocus Photography & Video | October 02, 2017

One Friday night recently, some members of the Ballarat Photographers' Hub went out to try light painting. Under the expert tutelage of Lindsay of Ballarat Light Painters we were able to achieve some pretty awesome effects. The Melbourne-Wendouree train in the background made for something a little bit different as well. Can you spot the train in the first image?

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By: Infocus Photography & Video | July 26, 2017

Photographers of Ballarat, come join us!


Whether beginner, professional or somewhere in between, we'd love to have you join us over at our Facebook group for discussions about photography, gear, technique, art and business.


We are also having an in-person networking night / get together in early August. Join the Facebook group for details or if you're not on Facebook email us for more information.

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