I recently purchased the 50mm f/1.8g for my Nikon hoping to take professional like photos of my 20 month daughter and future baby. I am looking for tips and tricks on how to get the blurred background and I was told this is the lens to purchase. I am bit overwhelmed with this lens and not sure what I need to adjust to get the blurred background and how the Depth of Field and comes into play. I feel the most comfortable taking pictures in Auto or portrait, even though I know the lens offers a lot more capabilities. So if you have any tips that would be helpful to an amateur Mommy photographer that would be great!! I also have the 55-200mm lens. I love this lens, but it seems when I take close photos and try to print larger prints I get a "Low Resolution" warning. I'm not sure how to eliminate that. Looking to get the full advantage of my lens with out getting in over my head!!
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