How Much Blur? is now Part of Asklens.com

How much blur?

Some of you might know the website howmuchblur.com. We are proud to announce that this website has become a part of asklens.com. ‘How much blur?‘ is a calculator that allows you to compare the background blurring capacity of different lenses. Often when people are talking about a DOF calculator, such a background blur calculator is what they are actually looking for.

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Five Ways to Take Greats Portraits with Any Camera

You have probably all seen lots of beautiful portraits with people posing in front of soft, creamy, blurry backgrounds. For many people this is how professional portaits should be. And indeed, high levels of background blur and soft bokeh are reserved for the more expensive lenses and sensor formats. However,  it is also possible to make great portraits without the need for this effect. Portraits where the complete image is sharp, which can be taken with any camera. In this article we will give you five different ways to do this.

Beautiful bride in the outdoors - idyllic by Gergely Zsolnai on 500px.com

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Four Reasons to Buy the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Giovanna by Jan Mayer on 500px.com

So, you recently bought a DSLR in order to improve your photographic skills. Congratulations! It might be that you are still wondering how to achieve these typical portraits with blurred backgrounds. It could be that you are looking for new ways to master photography, to get creative. In this blog we present you the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, also known as the nifty fifty, and four reasons why we think you should buy it.

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