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Canon 1100D

If I had a pound for every time someone said “I love your photos, you must have a great camera”, I’d be able to buy all of Canon’s stock. It’s a backhanded compliment, and one that irritates me as I know anybody could get a cracking photo from a cheaper, entry level dSLR. Like the Canon 1100D. Here is a portrait I took of Ayden with the 1100D and 50mm. It produces a nice, crisp image wich I’ve done my usual processing on, and it looks just as good as other shots I’ve taken with my 5DMKIII. It’s not really about the body, but learning how to use it, equipping it with good glass, and practicing. Can I get an …

 
 
Q

“I really like your photos! How do you get that much amount of blurriness? Where are you shooting with? Thanks! :)” – Martijn Melaet

A

Thanks! The blurriness is because I’m shooting at a wide aperture. For example, my latest photos in Edinburgh were mostly shot with the 50mm at ƒ1.4. Get in close to your subject, shoot wide open and you’ll get that shallow depth of field which results in nice bokeh.

 
 

It’s Gary O’Hagan

Gary came and visited me in my new pad. He plays for Red Hot Chilli Pipers. They tour all over the world, so if they’re near you then check them out.