Enter your photos having a shallow depth of field, where the background is blurred and the subject is perfectly in focus, to make it stand out. You can achieve this by using a telephoto lens, by moving your camera closer to your subject, using a wider lens aperture or a combination of all of these techniques. Dependent on how much blurring you want in the background, you can control these parameters accordingly. The subject can be anything you choose.
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