Capture an Instagram-style photo of a coffee mug on a wooden table, with hot steam rising from the mug. The scene should be bathed in the soft, warm light of a cozy morning. The focus should be on the mug, with the background slightly blurred to create a depth of field effect. The color palette should be warm and inviting, with rich browns and soft whites. Use a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera with a 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. The camera settings should be set to capture the delicate steam, with a shutter speed of 1/125, an aperture of f/2.8, and an ISO of 100. In post-processing, enhance the warmth and contrast of the image, and add a slight vignette to draw the viewer's eye to the mug.

Let's break down the prompt, focusing on scene description, camera specifications, lighting and time, style and post-processing, and technical specifications.

Scene Description

  • Coffee Mug on a Wooden Table: The main subject is a coffee mug, placed on a wooden table, which suggests a warm and natural setting.
  • Hot Steam Rising from the Mug: The detail of steam suggests the coffee is hot, adding a dynamic element to the static scene.
  • Soft, Warm Light: Implies a cozy atmosphere, likely achieved through natural lighting or a carefully set up artificial source that mimics morning light.
  • Background Slightly Blurred: Introduces depth of field, focusing on the mug and slightly blurring the background to draw attention to the subject.

Example: Changing the scene to an iced coffee on a glass table would significantly alter the mood, suggesting a cooler, more refreshing setting, possibly altering the time of day to a hot afternoon.

Camera Specification

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with a 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: This setup is known for its high-quality image capture, with the lens providing a natural field of view similar to the human eye. The wide aperture (f/1.8) is excellent for creating a shallow depth of field.
  • Shutter Speed of 1/125, Aperture of f/2.8, ISO 100: These settings ensure the steam is captured clearly without motion blur, the depth of field is managed to keep the mug in sharp focus while blurring the background, and the low ISO maintains image quality without unnecessary noise.

Example: Using a different lens, like an 85mm f/1.4, would further compress the background and intensify the blur, making the mug appear even more isolated.

Lighting and Time

  • Cozy Morning Light: Implies the photo is taken in the early hours of the day, with the sun providing a soft, warm glow. This natural lighting enhances the inviting atmosphere of the scene.

Example: Shooting in the late afternoon would change the color temperature of the light, possibly creating a cooler image that might suggest a different mood, such as a relaxing end to the day rather than a fresh start.

Style and Post Processing

  • Warmth and Contrast Enhanced: Emphasizes the cozy feel of the scene, making the colors richer and more inviting.
  • Slight Vignette: Helps focus the viewer's attention on the mug by subtly darkening the corners of the image.

Example: Opting for a desaturated, minimalist post-processing style would shift the mood to something more modern and less warm, changing the overall feeling conveyed by the photo.

Technical Specifications for MidJourney

  • Using the specific camera and settings as a guide for MidJourney might involve focusing on parameters that adjust for high detail (such as --quality), mimicking the depth of field (--ar for aspect ratio to match the framing of a 50mm lens on a full-frame camera), and ensuring the lighting is represented as warm and inviting (possibly using --style or --s for stylization to capture the morning light effect).

Example: Modifying technical specifications like decreasing quality or changing the aspect ratio can lead to a less detailed image or one that doesn't capture the cozy morning atmosphere as effectively.