Tuesday Turn About #143 Fresh Ideas

Can you believe we are at the next Tuesday Turn About? It feels like we were just sharing all the fun ideas you linked up last week! Time is flying by!

Tuesday Turn About #143 Fresh Ideas

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Weekly Photography Tip

We’ve taken the last few weeks to review shooting in manual mode and defined the three settings you should pay attention to, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

As home decor bloggers, we will mostly pay attention to the aperture settings because we are more concerned with the parts of the image we want in sharp focus and the parts of the image we want to blur.

Use this guide when taking your next image:

  • Set the ISO to the lowest possible setting for the scene. Try to stay between 200-400 and not over 800. A tripod is absolutely necessary for interiors in order to keep the ISO as low as possible
  • Set the Aperture depending on the desired look for the image:
    • Choose your subject
    • Do you want the whole room in focus? Use high numbers like 18 & 22
    • Do you want to capture a detail in the room and blur the background? Use low numbers like 1.8 or 2.8
    • Do you want something in between those two? Use middle numbers like 7.1 or 10
  • Set Shutter Speed so that the light meter lines up at the center mark.

Set your focus point on the subject, press the shutter button to capture the image, and then use the screen to view the image up close. Adjust your settings accordingly! Use your timer set at 2 or 10 seconds to prevent camera shake. Yes, even pushing the shutter button down will shake your camera!

Shooting in manual mode this way is easy. You have three decisions to make: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Set the ISO first and leave it alone. Set the aperture next to create the desired look. Set the shutter speed so that the light meter lines up on the center mark! Easy Peasy!

Is this series helpful to you? I know it started out to be photography tips, but I felt it necessary to cover the basics of shooting in manual mode first. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email with your question. I would love to answer your questions in the next Tuesday Turn About!

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Cindy at Reinvented Delaware

Collage of two images: one of a painted air fryer the other a painted tv cabinet.

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Julie at My Wee Abode

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Lynne at My Family Thyme

view of summer berry salad and spring dining room

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Be sure to hop on over to Julie’s blog at My Wee Abode and Lynne’s blog at My Family Thyme to check out SIX additional features from Tuesday Turnabout! If you haven’t been featured on Reinvented Delaware this week, you just might be featured on one of the other hosts’ blog!

How to Make Non-Slip Rugs

Does your kitchen rug slip all over the place? Mine does and it drives me crazy! Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse has an easy DIY solution that you can do this week! Goodbye slippery rugs!

Floor rug on a kitchen floor with someone standing on it.

How to Design a Cutting Garden

Have you ever planned a cutting garden? This is something I have wanted to try for years but haven’t yet! Lynn from Living Large in a Small House offers just the inspiration we all need to get started.

The Most Favorite Fruit Tea

Tea is a family favorite and I’ve made plenty of it over the years. Leslie from Feet Under My Table shares a unique recipe to make tea extra special for our gatherings this spring and summer!

Glass of homemade tea with slice of lemon.

Let’s start sharing! Because this is a party, we encourage all who link up to visit several other bloggers who have linked as well – comments and pins are a great way to spread the love!

Before you get started, take a look at our guidelines:

  • This party is for home decor and home-related posts only (recipes, organizing, DIY, crafts, etc.). Link up to 3 related posts. Please do not link up informational posts that do not relate to the topic.
  • If you would please not link up shops, advertising, round-ups, other link parties, or any posts promoting sales, we would appreciate it.
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  • Please make sure that your images are in a jpeg or png format. If we can’t save your image, we may not be able to feature you. So sad!
  • By linking to the party, you give us permission to share your projects on our blogs and social media. We will always give proper credit with a no-pin image.

We’re looking forward to all of your fun posts this week! Give us your best!

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  1. Cindy – these are such great features. I definitely want to plant a cutting garden. The nonslip rug idea is ESSENTIAL. Thank you for hosting such a great link party. Also thank you to Lynne who featured my tissue paper flowers this week on her site. (I try to visit each host’s blog and alternate my submittals). Have a fabulous week!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the features and linking up! Thanks for spreading the love to all of the hosts 🥰

  2. Oh and YES your photography tips are super helpful! Keep them coming!

    1. So glad you are enjoying the photography tips, Anna!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting each week, Cindy! I love all the features you chose and your photography tips have helped so much! I hope your spring season is filled with all good things. Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you are enjoying the photography tips and that they are helpful to you! Have a great week CoCo!🥰

  4. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie! Have a great week!😊

    1. Bloggers have the best ideas and inspiration! So glad you enjoy the link party 😊

    1. It is a brilliant tip Rachel! Thanks for coming up with it!

  5. Keep those camera tips coming Cindy; love the series!

    1. Woohoo! I’m so glad you are enjoying the photography tips Sara!

    1. So glad you stopped by Michelle! Thanks so much 😊

  6. Leslie’s tea recipe like many of her recipes is amazing. A must try!

    1. It looks so tasty – I need to make it too! 😊