Let's be really honest for a second here: almost all of us love a shot with some really good bokeh in it. This quick and helpful video will tell you everything you need to know about getting those buttery smooth backgrounds.
Coming to you from David Flores with B&H Photo and Video, this helpful video will show you everything you need to know to get shots with those creamy out-of-focus backgrounds that so many photographers love. While it's true that top-shelf wide aperture lenses can cost quite a pretty penny, one of the best lenses every beginner should invest in, a nifty fifty, is both cheap and has that nice f/1.8 aperture that will allow you to experiment with shallow depth of field and the different ways you can create it and use it to your compositional advantage. On the other hand, however, it's easy to become a bit too reliant on just blasting every background into oblivion with a shallow depth of field (and a lot of photographers do); try to make sure that it doesn't become your only method of taking portraits, but rather use it to your advantage when it suits your creative vision.