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Taking Better Photos of your Cat

We’ve all got a million pictures of our cats, some better quality than others. No doubt you’ve discovered that snapping a great photo of your cat can be a challenge. Wouldn’t you love to capture more great looking photos of your cat? Try these tips for taking better photos of your feline friend:

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Play around with Props

Play Around with Props

Appropriate props can add interest to your composition. Just don’t overdo it – you want your kitty to be the focus of your photo. Choose props that complement your cat! Try a pillow or cat bed, toys, or kitty sized “stuff”.

Focus on the Eyes

Focus on the Eyes

The eyes are the most expressive part of your cat’s face! Always try to keep them in focus.

Use Natural Light

Use Natural Light

Take your photos outside (if you have a safe area) or by a sunny window and take advantage of beautiful natural light – without using your flash.

Use Cat Toys

Use Cat Toys

Feather wands work especially well for getting a cat’s wide-eyed attention. Wave a wand over your lens (or have a friend help you) and you’ll get a shot of the kitty looking right at the camera.

Avoid Using Flash

Avoid Using Flash

Never use direct flash on your cat – you’ll get those unnatural “laser eyes” almost every time. If you must use flash, diffuse the light or use an external flash and bounce the light off the wall or ceiling.

Play Around with Point of View

Play Around with Point of View

Add interest to your photographs by shooting from different angles, by laying on the ground and shooting up, by zooming in for a tight closeup, or from a birds-eye angle. Play with your angles and have fun with it!

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