Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to get a blurry background in your photos. Keep your subject sharp & in-focus, and get a beautiful, soft buttery blur in the back. These tips can be used for both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. It even includes the "Best Recommended Lenses for Parents" (a.k.a. for taking pictures of your kids!)
Michael Penn - Philadelphia 471 In this photo the aperture was low to create a depth of field. It has a bokah effect where the background is blury, creating a sharp, focused effect on the phone. The shutter speed I imagine was on a low setting, capturing the movement in the background therefore inhancing the stillness and mystery of the abandoned phone.