Person in focus but with blurry background?

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Registered: 07-25-2012
Person in focus but with blurry background?
Fri, 06-28-2013 - 4:29pm

I love the professional portraits I see done where the person is totally in focus but the background is blurry. I hope I'm describing that right..blurry isn't the exact word for it but I'm blanking. Anyway, is there a special lens that I would need to take those kinds of shots?

Thanks!