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How to achieve the bokeh effect (unfocused background) with the camera of any cell phone

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Taking photos with a blurred background
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Modern cell phones already incorporate a "portrait mode" that makes the background blurry, keeping the person or scene you want to capture in focus, something known as the "bokeh" effect. This functionality can be activated very easily in the camera settings of a current mobile or it is also possible to achieve it in a professional camera with a wide aperture value (f / 1.8 or f / 2.0 for example). If this is not your case, you can still give your photos this professional touch , no matter how old your cell phone is or if it doesn't have multiple cameras, thanks to a simple trick: put the image in full screen (on the PC or on a tablet). image of a blurred background and in front of it the object you want to focus on..

Taking photos with a blurred background

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Bokeh Background technique to take professional photos with your cell phone

  1. The easiest thing to do is Google images for the term bokeh background . You can use this direct link . You will find a lot of images that will serve as a blurred background for your professional photo.
  2. Setting any of them as wallpaper on the PC or on a tablet, all you have to do is put the object you want to photograph in front of it, including a person's face, capture and that's it.
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Result obtained with the Bokeh Background, using the camera of an iPhone 5

For best results, it is recommended to use as a base for the object to be photographed, a surface that reflects the bokeh background set on the PC or tablet monitor screen (a glossy plastic, for example). Another tip is to even use another tablet as a base , with another blurred background set on the screen. Regarding lighting, it is recommended to have a diffuse light illuminating the object (not a light directly impacting it).

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As you can see, you do not need a good camera or even an expensive smartphone to take photos that attract attention, speaking of capturing small objects of course. This simple trick will help you take photos with a touch of professionalism . A simple cell phone with a camera will do, but so that the quality does not clash with the effect, the most appropriate thing would be to have a cell phone with a moderately acceptable camera ..

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