I have been reading some of my favourite photography blogs in an attempt to improve my photography. I have been a point and shoot with no regard for composition, lighting, etc for a long time and now I want to actually tell a story or evoke a feeling with photography. At the moment I am using a camera without any manual settings so I am finding ways around that. I read to get the effect of the background out of focus with an automatic camera you use the full extent of the zoom lens on your subject and have them stand away from the background in question. I'm quite pleased with how this image turned out. I'm going to try using a tripod next time to see if I can get my point of focus even sharper.
Here are some of the blogs I've been enjoying reading: