You know if portraiture is really your thing you might want to invest in a
short lense tube. It would allow you to blur the background but make the
foreground (where your subject is at) in sharp focus because you could
close down the lense to even like f22 or more. because essentially it
just closes down the area the lense is able to focus in, hence why you
can close down to like f22 or more and still have shadow depth of focus.
It's the same reason people who do alot of marco stuff have reasonably
long tubes or bellows so they can do exactly that but to a greater
So in other words with like maybe 10mm tube (i know what lengths they
make for your camera) you could get your grampa, his cane, maybe the
couch all in super sharp focus at like f22 but the flowers and wall in the
background would be out of the lenses ability to focus and thus would
be quite blured.
I don't know, just a though. But I'll try and think of photographer I know
who does that, and post some pictures of theres as an example.
Portraiture is not really my steez. I'm more into photographing
architecture and cityscapes, that type of photography. I'm also trying to
get into street photography as well. I am really horrible at photographing
people, I find it really hard to do. I'm trying to get better at it, but as
stated it's really hard (for me anyway). But thanks for the advice, if I
was really into portraitures I'd surely invest in a short lens tube.