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Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

I just got my canon sx60 HS. But i have problem, i can't blurd subject backgroun from this camera. Anyone cam tell me how to do it automatically? Thanks
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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

It isn't an automatic thing. You might have some luck using the Portrait setting. It really you must set the shot up as well as the camera. 

 

Camera setup.  Put it in Av mode. That is aperture priority mode. In Av mode you select how big the opening in the lens is. A big opening puts the foreground and background out of focus, leaving the subject in focus.  Set the lowest number it will let you use. That is the biggest aperture. Probably will be 3.5 to 4.5.  

It also helps to force the camera to focus on the subject if you will pick just the center autofocus point to be active so you can put that point on your subject. 

 

Scene setup.

 

1. Zoom in. You get little background blur zoomed out to wide angle. 

2.  Put the subject as close to the camera as reasonably possible. 

3.  Make sure the background is as far behind your subject as possible. If your subject is close to the background it won't be very blurred. 

 

 

Scott

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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Thank you for reply..
I feel like i took wrong camera for my purpose. I need it for taking make up picture but i still can't get a perfect blurd background.
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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Select SCN mode, Func/set to portrait, all others menu in auto mode.

Bring camera closer to  an object about one foot or less to an object ( this is in auto focus - no manual focusing ), the background is about 50 yards or more, the blurred background is depending on the distance from the camera.

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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Its like i can get only very blurd background with something very bright colour. But with light colour or for people i couldn't get good blurd background.
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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Many trials you have to make to analyze how your camera works.

Adjust the exposure value ( light compensation ) to a negative value, change the my color to lighter skin ( func/set-my color- select light skin ). or other colors by trial and errors. The best background is colored black or green cloth , five feet from object focused. Do not use flash in day light.

 

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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Your answer are really helping.
Now i can get the blurd background when the subject is very near.
But when i try to get full body person as my subject i can't get a very blurd background.
I know this camera isn't DSLR, but can i get the same quality blurd with DSLR camera to take full body ? Or should i better change with EOS camera for that purpose?
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Re: Canon powershot sx60 hs blurd background subject

Yes buy a dslr camera with macro lense to achieve your goal.

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