I played with the aperture and, ISO a bit, but mostly the aperture. Adjusting the shutter speed to meet the light requirement for the aperture setting.
I like having the aperture open all the way for a blurry background, but with my camera, or maybe it's the lens, I have to be very close to the subject for the background to blur.
Here is a picture of Rob with the aperture fully open. The background is not blurred at all.
Same aperture, closer to Rob. The background is blurred.
Here is a photo I took months ago. Same aperture, but very close to the subject. The background is very blurred. So now I know how to get that look.
Here are some photos taken on the weekend that I just wanted to share because they are of my boys, so are of course more for the cute factor:
They love jumping off of things.
When I look at this picture, I can't imagine how he landed this.
King of the mountain.
Look at that beautiful face.
Having a little rest after all that jumping.