Hey guys, I'm new to "proper" photography.. I just picked up the camera yesterday. It's a canon 450d with an 18-55m lens. Figure this may be needed for my query. I know how to make it so the item closer to the camera is in focus and the background is blurry, but how do you make the background in focus and the item closer to you out of focus? Do I need to fiddle around with some sort of metering or anything? I've tried fiddling with the aperture/focus settings but the best I got was to having everything in focus or just the item closest to me, or both the item closest to me and the background out of focus. I've been trying this mostly on manual, and auto-focus on the camera has been switched off.