Yesterday I went to local furniture store and took pictures of their abandoned furniture by the store. The object (sofa) turned out nicely but the background was busy. I tried setting aperture to 2.0 but it only allowed me to set it to 5.0 (the lowest) if camera is selected to AV (aperture value). My ISO was 100 since it was a sunny day.
I look at magazines and other photographers websites where an object is in good focus but rest of background is blurry. Is there a way to archive such effect without using a Macro lens and not to use photoshop (Gausian Blur)?