4. Use A Wide Aperture For ‘Portrait’ Style Shots
Wide apertures produce a narrow depth of field, which intensifies attention on the main subject. It’s a great technique for human portraits, but also works brilliantly with animals too.
Using a wide aperture with a telephoto lens increases the effect further. The flattening effect of a telephoto (telephoto compression), isolates the subject from the background and creates a sense of distance for the viewer.