In this episode of The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast, I wanted to discuss subject isolation as a creative technique. Getting those creamy smooth backgrounds isn’t as hard as you think, especially if you have the right gear. I find that even when shooting landscapes, sometimes it can be nice to soften the background a bit.
My favorite lenses for shallow depth of field:
- Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AFS G Nikkor
- Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AFS G Nikkor
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AFS G VRII zoom Nikkor
For the money, you can’t beat these choices: