A cat may not be the man’s best friend but they are definitely a delight. Cats are affectionate and smart, but cat photography can be tough as cat’s definitely have a mind of their own.
Cats are furry creatures that can be as cute as hell. But capturing those awesome photogenic moments can be more challenging than you think.
Getting that perfect cat shot shouldn’t be tedious – here are some cat photography tips to help you:
1. Search for inspiration. It’s always handy to browse cat photos to inspire you especially for beginners. Drown yourself in cutesy-patootsie cat shots online to get an idea about how you want your pictures to come out. Plus, you’ll also get tons of awwws and good vibes just by looking at these pics!
2. Know your cat at heart. There are different kinds of cat breeds and each is distinct from one another in terms of behavior, size and appearance. Although cats are generally photogenic, it would help to learn how each breed differs because this can help you how to photograph them better. For example, if you own big cats, you might want to take a step further to get a good shot. Also, if you have mastered the mood swings of your furry friends, then it would be easier for you to direct them.
3. Choose the right location. A beautiful location can inspire your cat, too! Let your creative juices flow and take time to create a location set that will help boost your cat’s mood and cuteness factor. It’s always safe to take a shot of your puss on its fave spot. You can also opt for tree branches and even cute boxes for kittens. The possibilities are limitless.
4. Check your cat’s eyes and nose. Make sure to wipe the dirt on your pet’s body. Cats can be really messy when eating and playing, I know. Instead of having a hard time cleaning the dirt via Photoshop, it would be easier to take out the dirt before the shoot.
5. Beware of the green eye. If you’re using a camera that has a built-in flash, remember to use the red-eye reduction option. You can also avoid green eye and unwanted shadows by shooting with a white ceiling.
6. Take photographs on eye-level. Cats don’t usually look good when photographed from far above. You’ll capture their character more when shot in eye-level.
7. Do your crazy dance. Yes, you heard it right. Cats can be a little stubborn sometimes when they’re in a bad mood. Doing a crazy dance or face works every time when I want my cat to listen to me. The look in my cat when seeing me dance is priceless. If this fails, a crisp packet and food are also effective attention-getter.
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Jian Co is a journalist at heart. She’s addicted to fashion, photography and everything nice. Currently, she’s a writer for Printrunner.com and she often fathoms about custom brochures printing and other stuff.