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Like all parents, you are completely in love with your cat and of course, it seems to you that it is the most beautiful cat in the world. He keeps doing funny and interesting things or just looking spectacular and you keep taking picture after picture from him. Surely you have a cell phone or a camera memory full of photos of your pet.
What you like most about this whole process is showing the photos to your family and friends so that they can see for themselves that you have the super cat, and that they fall in love with it as much as you do. The problem is that many of those photos do not turn out as well as you would like and they are never shown..
Next, in this AnimalWised article, we've rounded up the best 10 ideas for photographing cats. With this little guide you will end up being the best photographer of your cat, you will obtain better results and you will be able to show your photos with greater pride.You may also be interested in: 10 tips for photographing dogs Index
- The curiosity of cats
- Seize the post-party moment
- Come closer
- Naturalness is key
- The time of day will help you
- Discover the good side of your cat
- Make him enjoy it
- Take a selfie with him!
1. The curiosity of cats
Avoid forcing your cat to do something he does not want to do, always treat him with great respect and bet on your natural curiosity. You can use toys, treats, or even some food to get their attention.
2. Take advantage of the post-holiday moment
If you want photos where he is still but a little attentive, a good time to photograph him will be a few minutes after he wakes up from his nap. Since you have just woken up, you will not be too restless.
3. Get closer
Get down and photograph your cat from its height level. A very common mistake is wanting to always capture the cat from our height. When we look down, we reduce them so much that it is not proportional to the surrounding landscape. Shooting at their height will increase the chances that your cat will look directly at the camera and you will be able to shoot a beautiful portrait.
The focus point should always be in your cat's eyes, in this way, you will create positive tension in your photo, that is,, more excitement. Unfocused eyes equals a bad photograph. Depending on the framing of your choice, be sure not to cut off ears, legs, or tail.
4. Naturalness is key
If you want to take spectacular photos, you must carry the camera with you at all times. The more spontaneous moments They will always be the most beautiful and interesting. Be patient, it may be late, but that "decisive moment" is sure to come. Your cat is not going to wait for you to get the perfect photo, and it will hardly have the exact same behavior more than once. Stay tuned, but don't be obsessed either.
The best thing is that you learn to know the personality and behaviors of your cat. Try to capture it by simply being him, the photograph will be even more personal. Once he's on his feet, lying down the way you want or jumping, it's time to shoot.
5. The time of day will help you
The best time to photograph your cat is at sunset, The light is softer, therefore the shadows on your face and skin will be much less. Natural light is always the best option, especially when your feline is taking a walk on grass or climbing trees..
6. Discover the good side of your cat
Experiment using different angles but be aware of your cat's good and bad angles. If sitting down looks a bit chunky, then pick him up while he's stretching or when he's standing on two legs. Try their profiles, they will surely be fantastic.
Capture the contrast between your cat and the background. If your cat is black, it would look great in front of a totally white wall, and it is also a good opportunity to experiment with the black and white technique. Don't forget the stage, use it to your advantage. Frame your feline in a beautiful and expressive background. It will help give the photo some depth.
Without a doubt, the use of catnip or catnip is a great way to stimulate cats to show interest in certain objects, or to enjoy a while while you photograph them absorbed. ¿Still you have not tried?
9. Make him enjoy it
Any excuse is good for your cat to sit happy, caring and dear. A brushing session, mealtime, or playtime can be the ideal time to get a great picture of her.. ¡Make him enjoy daily routines by bringing out your most creative side!
10. Take a selfie with him!
¡Enjoy a complete photography session by appearing with your cat! Maybe he just doesn't like your appearance... ¿But why not try it?