The lower the f stop on your camera, the more blurred the background will appear. You are not going to get this on a point and shoot. If you have an slr, put your camera in manual mode and dial your f-stop down as low as it will go. You can also put it on the "A" setting and your camera will adjust your shutter speed for the f-stop you choose. Also if you have a nikon, get the 50mm 1.8 lens. It is only 100ish dollars and will give you the best results for the money. If you are working with a point and shoot, just make your subject really far away from the background and you can achieve similar results.