02-08-2015 12:03 PM
I just got this camera a week ago,I love it
I'm having trouble in the ""Creative zone,trying to figure out how to take a picture with a blurred backgroung.
Specifically when I go to the dragstrip,I will take pictures of the cars in the pits in the Scene Intelligent Mode,and they always come out perfect.
I would like to set up the , What do I want? The AV Mode. So i can have preset settings,to take a picture of a car with a blurred background.
I've been reading about ISO,F stops,etc,and I can't seem to figure it out yet
I have been practicing on my wife's orchids, or my car outside,all yesterday,and couldn't get it,
So that;s why I'm asking for help,from someone with a T5i, to give me step by step instructions.
Then I'll be on my way
Thanks for your help
02-08-2015 02:39 PM
You want to select Av mode and choose a low number aperture. See this article on Depth of Field.
You can preview your image in the viewfinder:
02-08-2015 03:45 PM
02-09-2015 10:48 AM
The "nifty fifty" is right up your alley, so to speak! It is a 50mm f1.8 prime lens and it has a very attractive price. Keep it as open as you can (low f-number) and you should get nicely blurred backgrounds. Use a smaller aperture (larger number) and it will give you pin sharp back grounds.