Wednesday, April 24, 2019

U is for...

The April A to Z Challenge isn't over yet!


In case we haven't said it enough times already, our alphabetical series of doodles stars my angel Rosie. In this series of doodles, Rosie is going throughout a more or less routine sort of day, doing this and that, A to Z style. So, what's Rosie doing with the letter U?

U is for...Uploading Photos (to your blog, of course!)

Throughout this A to Z Challenge, we're also sharing furbaby photos that in some way correlate with angel Rosie's daily alphabetical adventures. To go along with today's A to Z topic of Uploading Photos, Thimble wants you all to remember that she is a pro at snapping selfies and helping this mom of hers with the blog. More often than not, Thimble doesn't even need her mom's help. After all, she's a smart and talented little cookie. Sometimes, Thimble just tells this mom of hers to hand over the technological device, move aside, and let her handle it.


In case you were wondering, Thimble is just as much of a pro at using a computer as she is with the phone. She even knows how to turn the computer screen display upside down with just a few stomps across the keyboard. What a smart girl.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



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Our Tip of the Day:

Today's tip relates to snapping photos of those adorable furbabies. It's not always easy to get a quality shot of a happily active kitty or pup, but there are some methods you can attempt. We're thinking most of you already know and implement some of these ideas, but we'll go ahead and mention them anyway.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get a focused photo of your cat or dog is to catch them when they're resting or sleeping. A sleeping furbaby is a still furbaby, which is obviously why this is an ideal time to snap a photo. Another idea of course includes getting your cat or dog's attention with treats or a toy. This might mean raising said treats or toys above the camera, so as to get your kitty or pup to look in that direction. Also consider other things that get your particular kitty or pup's attention, and take advantage of that if or when possible. For example, my kitties and pup enjoy gazing out windows that are cracked open, so if I need some furbaby photos, if the weather permits, I crack some windows and snap shots of the furbabies as they enjoy their window whiffies. Moving on, yet another option is to get on your furbaby's level. If your kitty or pup is on the couch or floor, for example, stoop down to their level to snap their photo.

It's worth noting that it also doesn't hurt to understand how camera settings work, and to use those to your advantage. I myself am not a photography professional by any means, and I admittedly do not alter my camera's settings all that much, but these are still an option for those who can or want to explore them. One setting to consider is shutter speed, which can be adjusted to help snap clear photos of objects in motion. Obviously, this could come in handy with those active furbabies in your life. Also consider the macro setting for closeup shots, and settings relating to the environmental lighting, just to name a couple more. Taking pictures of your furbaby may not be easy, but there are ways to make it possible.

11 comments:

Pam and Teddy said...

Nice to have a little help on the computer isn't it!

Hugs, Pam

The Island Cats said...

Thimble, I like to help with the computer too, much to the mom's dismay. ~Ernie

Eastside Cats said...

I've just completed a second photography class at my local Apple store, and I was the only pupil. So, we tailored the information for my needs: blogging! I learned more than focus and framing; I also learned about storage and how to edit on my laptop. The cats aren't going to like it, but now I'm going to shoot more photos of them!

Catscue Catmom said...

What a precious photo! Wonderful post today.

pilch92 said...

That is a great drawing. And Thimble looks like an excellent selfie taker. Wonderful tips too.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a cute drawing ! Thimble sounds very helpful, MOL ! Purrs

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We are good at keyboard shortcuts. Sometimes it takes TBT a while ta figure out what we did and undo it...

messymimi said...

It’s nice to have tech savvy pets.

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv the doodle today!

meowmeowmans said...

Sweet doodle of your sweet Rosie. :)

And Thimble, you're such a tech pro. We love that photo of you!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Uploading is a favorite pastime of our cats too and Buddy Budd is the pro. He loves messaging too like pluyhrtd or sookuihyygu. Yes he is quite the typist