MST productions wrote:if you mean that the person is clear but background behind them blurred. toggle the auto-focus off and then you can focus manual, put the camra towards persons you will film and then just set the focus to close and it will focus on the persons and leave the background blurred
And while this was not what he had in mind, I think it's important to note that that is not how you get a nice, shallow DOF. If you were trying to do that, you would open up the aperture on your camera, focus on your subject (play with this at different focal lengths), and see what happens. Or, if your camera doesn't have such controls/your lens doesn't achieve this well, you would do it artificially,
am I right? But changing it from autofocus to manual will give you more control on what's in focus, it will not turn shallow depth of field mode on, just think about that for a second.
As for the grading, did anyone find the second screenshot to look amateurish? The other shots look great though.