MadyGuzzz wrote in post #17109515
I am using my 50mm at 1.8 and the background is very clear! Why is that if I am using it at the lowest aperture? Is it my lens or is it me?
What lens would you recommend for family/group portraits where I can get the blurred out background?
50mm f/1.8 is excellent for this. You can get more background blur with longer lenses, but the question is if you have the space ot use them for the frame you want. If you can change the frame you can also make the background more blurry with this lens in the way others suggested.
Re the depth of field that some linked to, that's different. For the same magnification/frame, 50mm at f/1.8 will have shallower DOF than 200mm at f/2.8, but the latter would have a blurrier background.
For the photo you posted, it's difficult to say because we don't know how the room looks like in the parts outside the frame. Possibly you could move them a bit to the left (or maybe even keep them wheere they are) and move more to the right. Remove the lamp and window from the frame (or maybe just keep the lamp on the right, see what you prefer). Stand as farther away as you can, then have them move towards you as much as you are willing to accept the frame i.e. possibly leaving less space above them and/or under them. It's nice that one of them is sitting on the table like that, so you can move the table, or get another chair, or have them both stand, etc.