I am trying to get a shot of the subject that is a foot or two away from the background that I would like to have show as blurry.
This is what I am going after. Notice how the face of the dog is in focus and his rump is already very blurry. dog
This is what I get at max aperture of f/1.8 with my 35mm prime lens.
Note: The items behind my daughter are about 2 feet from her. My guess is the dog's tail is about the same distance from his face and is way more blurry. What am i missing?
I thought with an aperture of f/1.8 I would get a razor thin depth of field.
EDIT: Here is an image I took inches from my daughter and the bokeh is nice at the distance the TV is. I am about 10 inches from the subject and seem to get nice bokeh at about ten feet behind her (distance from her to the tv). I would love to be able to get that same bokeh at 1 foot behind her. Is that possible and what hardware would be needed?