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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human
subject stand out. It also makes skin tones and hair look softer.
Select the location where the distance between the subject and
the background is the farthest.
The further the distance between the subject and background, the
more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand
out better against an uncluttered dark background.
Use a telephoto lens.
If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with
the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary.
Focus on the face.
Check that the AF point covering the face lights up. For close-ups of
the face, focus on the eyes.
2 Shooting Portraits
The default setting is <i> (Continuous shooting). If you hold down the
shutter button, you can shoot continuously to capture subtle changes in the
subject’s pose and facial expression (max. approx. 5.0 shots/sec.).