Can you make out all the words on the plaque? Probably not. The reason for this is because I took this picture in portrait mode. What portrait mode does is that it makes the subject stand out by making the background blurry. The reason why I chose this background is because it showed the blurriness easily.
Now look at this one. As you can see the words on the plaque are clearly visible and easier to read. The reason for this is because instead of portrait mode, I used landscape mode. Landscape mode captures the sharpness of the subject as well as the background.