Tuesday Turn About #142 Spring Blooms

This week is all about spring! It’s funny that I say that because as I write this post, it is snowing outside! A small blizzard is coming through our area in Delaware while I sit by our fireplace and chili is cooking in the Instant Pot!

But I’ve got spring on my mind 😊

Tuesday Turn About #142 Spring Blooms

Check out last week’s party for more inspiration!

And since spring is on my mind, I was drawn to all the spring posts! Ways to freshen rooms for spring, home decor with a spring theme, and spring blooms!

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Weekly Photography Tip

Last week we started to tackle the aperture settings in your DSLR camera and what settings to use to create the look you want for the image.

This week in part two of the aperture discussion, let’s discuss another way to achieve the blurry background we all love in an image.

You can create blurriness in an image by placing the subject at a good distance from the background. Why is this important to know? You might not own a lens that can open up to settings like 1.8 or 1.4. Most kit lenses that come with a camera can only go to f/3.5-5.6 depending on how much you zoom the lens (18-55mm is the standard for most kit lenses.)

If you have a kit lens and are having a hard time creating the blurriness you want, simply move the subject farther away from the background!

Here is an example. Let’s say you want to get a close-up shot of an adorable handmade home decor piece on a coffee table and you want the background of the room to be blurry.

  • Place the piece on the coffee table, kneel down, get close to the piece, place your focus point on the piece and take the shot with the settings we have discussed so far.
  • Look at the shot on the back screen of the camera. Is the background blurry enough? If not, move closer to the piece with your camera and take another shot.
  • Look at the shot, is it blurry enough now? If not move the coffee table with the piece farther from the background and take another shot.

The last point might seem weird because you are moving furniture around. Keep in mind you won’t leave the coffee table in that spot when you shoot the whole room! We only moved it to create the distance needed for the blurry background we wanted in order to help the home decor piece to stand out from the background!

Phew, that was a lot of information! I feel like I am writing a book 😉 and maybe I am! Stay tuned for next week because I will be walking you through step-by-step how to take a shot in manual mode using the settings we have discussed up to now!

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Aged Tulip Crate

Whether you have fresh tulips or the gorgeous faux tulips that are so popular, you need an adorable tulip crate to put them in! Lee Ann from Creative Moments has got you covered with this easy way to create an aged effect on a crate!

Faux Tulips in a handmade crate.

Faux Daffodil Centerpiece

Speaking of faux blooms, have you noticed how real-looking they have become over the years? Debra from Common Ground grabbed bunches of them and made this beautiful arrangement! She has the cutest little bird’s nest in this post too -you will love it!

Vintage pail filled with florals and greenery.

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece

Faux florals are popping up everywhere online! Maybe it’s because they are so practical and beautiful! Beverly from Across the Blvd shares her arranging tips with a unique surprise filler!

Crate filled with hydrangeas.

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  1. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. So glad you enjoy the party Debbie! Thanks for stopping by today 😊

  2. Again, another great photography tip, thank you, Cindy! I hope your week has been a good one so far.

    1. So glad you are enjoying the photography tips, Marie! We are always learning new ways to improve our blogs😊

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece, Cindy. I appreciate it! Hope you’re having a lovely week.

    1. You are most welcome! Thanks for joining the party!😊 Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! BTW, that bunny of yours is the cutest!😊

  4. Thanks for hosting! There are so many great spring ideas. Just love all of the florals.

    1. Thank you for linking up Tammy! Have a great week 😊

  5. Not surprised you’re writing a book at all, Cindy! I know it’s going to be so good and I’m super excited for you. Love these spring bloom inspirations. They’re all really pretty. Hope you’re having a great week! Thanks for hosting, CoCo

    1. A little birdie gave me the book idea! Have a great week Coco😊