A common question thrown around by new photographers is whether they can get that professional-looking shots of people where the background is blurred using only their small cameras. Last night, I challenged myself to produce this shallow depth of field effect using only my m43 camera and kit lens. This challenge was brought about by proponents of full frame cameras who claim that the smallish sensors of m43 cameras are not good enough when it comes to achieving this creamy background blur.
And so I took some photos indoors using a toy as my subject. Is the m43 up for the challenge? Let’s find out:
I think it’s more than good enough 🙂
Update: The “Impressionist” Challenge
Not really sure what that means but from the sample shots that have been provided to me it looks like make sure that “almost nothing is in focus” kind of shot.
So here it is completely unedited straight from the camera with a kit lens:
Not sure if my shot makes sense here but I’m getting the “impression” that this is what impressionist means. 🙂
No, I won’t even post that in my gallery. It’s just a sample of what can be done by a small camera and a kit lens.