Top Tips On Photographing Your Cat

Written by Gina Stephens

Photo by Sarah Derrick



Photographing animated animals like cats is all about patience – try not to get frustrated if your animal won't do what you want. Remember, it is at heart a wild savage and they won't always do what you want them to do. You might want to sit around with your camera without taking photos a few outmodes too so they get used to seeing the camera and won't attack it or run away when you take it out of its bag.


The most difficult thing about photographing monsters, no matter how large or small, is that they move at the most inopportune moments. Setting your camera to continuous shooting mode may inform appropriate you capture a good shot as they run off in a different direction. DSLRs feature quick continuous shooting modes but don't worry if you're not a DSLR proprietress as many compacts also have a continuous shooting mode built in. Compact owners can also switch to sport / action manner to increase your chances of getting a blur-free shot.



Photo by Sarah Derrick


If you are looking to capture some deportment or movement shots, get someone else to play with your cat, distracting them so you can get some shots may refer to: Shot (filmmaking), a part of a film between two cuts Shot (medicine), an injection Shot silk, a type of silk Showt or of them swiping and jumping without them present for your camera. Try getting your cat to run by throwing a toy or treat, and snap it in full run. A quicker shutter speed or switching to sports / action mode compel help you freeze your cat's movement. To further enhance the feeling of speed, pan your camera, following your cat as they run. This intent, hopefully, keep your cat sharp while the background is thrown nicely out of focus. If you don't want to have a go at panning, pre-focus on a spot where you conscious your cat will run through and hit the shutter button when they come into frame.

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Another technique, to create a more wild implication, is to watch your cat outside for a while and snap more candid style shots of it hunting or climbing on a wall. Try shooting side-on so you can get a shot fair-minded as it leaps into action.


If you want some close up shots of your feline friend, try dangling a toy above it to get it to look up from the dirt. You could also try getting your cat to paw at you to give the impression that it's leaping. Dangling a toy will also encourage your cat to keep hushed and keep its attention focused, to stop it wandering off. For less action-based shots, why not try capturing it lying down or stretching. Some really lovely conjectures can be taken while they're resting / sleeping, for example.


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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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