Some presents all wrapped up and ready for Christmas. Shooting in manual is becoming easier and easier now. Practice is all it takes. I am shooting here in manual and I really think it looks just like the pictures I take in the auto mode. I start out with the photo over-exposed and I always warm them up to a natural look. That is where I am comfortable. I am guessing, that in the editing is where photographers are getting the dreamy looks, because just over-exposing it doesn't seem to make it look dreamy.
I have to give a shout out to Marla and Steve of Always Nesting. They had a great little giveaway with a Pottery Barn Christmas wine bag, tags, string, wrapping/crafting accessories, and I won. The wine, bag, the string, and the tags were used in this picture. Thank you Marla and Steve!!
December Photo-a-day challenge at A Content Housewife