Yay! I made it to my second week of the You Capture challenge! The topic “mornings” was a little difficult for me. This summer I have been very spoiled. My hubby is a teacher so he has his summers off. He’s a morning person. I am not. He gets up early and when the baby gets up, he takes care of him. I’ve been having trouble sleeping so I’ve been sleeping in until 9 AM and sometimes (gasp!) 10 AM. My “mornings” consist of getting up and drinking coffee and then putting baby down for his morning nap. Ha!
So, at least right now, my mornings are coffee. Occasionally, okay it’s when hubby is not here, I actually get up when the baby does. He’s cute and smiley and happy. So, that’s what I went with. If this challenge came up a few weeks from now, it would have turned out so differently (school buses, groggy kids, school bags, etc.).
I know. I really need to get out of Auto mode. I feel like I’m cheating. I did play with the flash. I didn’t want to totally flash baby’s eyes. I turned it down a bit. I also didn’t want it totally lit up, since I was trying to show it was morning. So, another challenge for me. First, to continue to use my camera and make it a habit, and second to get out of Auto mode.
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COFFEE! Can’t function without it! Great lighting on those.
Me neither! Thanks for stopping by!
I like coffee mug shot #3 (the coffee mug handle). I’m still learning about my camera outside of Auto as well, so welcome to the club! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. I think the coffee mug handle is my fav too. Left you some love on your post! 🙂
I like 2 and 3 of the coffee shots. Glad I’m not the only pale coffee drinker in the group either. Here in Germany, people like their coffee black and oh so strong. I almost feel ashamed of my cream usage lol
Thank you! Yeah, I add the extra creamer so I don’t need to add sugar – yeah I just realized how silly that sounds. I guess it’s kinda like a latte – okay that’s what I’ll tell myself from now on. 🙂 Heading over to check our your shots 😉
I love the shots of the coffee mug. Of course the baby is the most adorable part of your morning!
Thank you! I am pretty partial to the baby but isn’t every parent? Thank you for stopping by.
So adorable!! And love your mug shots, I like the handle one 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
i like the coffee mug handle! and, you can jump out of auto setting on your camera. i am not great at it, but try to experiment as much as i can. it’s digital, so take your auto shot, and then jump right into manual and try again. that way you’ll still have your auto shot to fall back on in the beginning. good luck!
Your son is absolutely precious!! I also take my coffee with cream. It looks delicious.
Oh wow, you were spoiled! An entire summer of sleeping in?! Sounds heavenly. Welcome back to “real” life.
Yep, real life comes back on Tuesday when I have to get my daughter up for middle school. She has to be at the bus stop by 7:15 AM! Yikes! Thank you for stopping by – heading over to check out your blog right now!
I really like your images. You may try stepping up to “P” mode (aka Program) mode. It’s still pretty automatic, but you have to make the decision about flash or not.
Thank you! I have been using the “P” mode so I do decide the ISO and control the flash but that’s pretty much it. I like getting the images in RAW just in case I need to make a correction to the light choice, sometimes I do change that away from automatic as well. I was thinking about trying Aperture priority to get myself thinking about it all again. It’s been a while since manual and I feel like I fumble around too much and could miss a shot that way.