I'm trying to use my 18-55mm lens that came with my camera and a specific lens for portraits. How, if possible, can I use either lens to take fashion pictures (full length) that blurs the background while maintaining focus on the model?
My thought is to use 18-55mm with auto focus using F stop 4 to 5 to capture the model in focus and blur the background. Lens would be at 35mm or 55 mm?
My second thought is to use the portrait lens with a narrower F-stop, maybe 6 or 7, to capture the entire model in focus and let Lightroom do the blurring.
I don't want too much blurring as not to be able to recognize the background.
Please help me on the setting as I just can not afford to buy another lens.