I have Canon EOS Rebel 200D and using the Canon Image EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM lens.
1. Taking close up portraits - What camera/lens setting should I use to blur the background so to speak ?
2. Sports - cheerleading images - good camera/lens setting while the team is in motion ?
Thanks - Jerry
For your camera and lens combination, to maximize the background blur:
Consider shooting in Av (Aperture Priority) mode
For the sports images, it will depend upon if you want to freeze the motion or show motion blur. Consider shooting in Tv (Shutter Priority) mode. Use a slower shutter (e.g. 1/125, 1/60) to show more motion blur. Use a faster shutter (1/250, 1/500, etc.) to freeze more of the action.
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