In today’s blog, whether you like cats or not, you can agree that they’re very photogenic creatures. You don’t need to own one to take brilliant cat photographs. In many countries, cats enjoy spending time outdoors, so it’s not uncommon to come across a friendly furry pet out in the open. Any type of photographer can benefit from the beauty of these creatures. Though taking photos of cats can be challenging at first, persistent practice will result in a beautifully enhanced portfolio. Here are tips on how to take stunning cat photos:
Understand your cat
Cats have varying personalities, from rambunctious little beasts to calmer, more reserved ones. To understand a cat, notice the way it acts around you. If a cat is in a good mood, it’ll approach you happily and be more than willing to pose. These elegant creatures absolutely love attention, so if you find one that appreciates compliments, make the most of it. 🙂 Friendlier cats make better subjects – if you don’t want to end up with a plethora of scratches, avoid feral cats!
Make the most of the naptimes
Sleeping cats are calm, graceful, and far from aggressive. If you’re a beginner, you’ll take amazing photos during kitten naptimes. Photographing cats as they move around quickly can be tough for inexperienced photographers, so start with sleeping cat photos. This will allow you to understand your camera’s abilities better; in addition, you’ll be able to work with different kinds of light as your little model poses calmly. Since cats enjoy sleeping for hours upon hours, your photo shoots are bound to be successful. (Make sure you don’t wake your cat up, though, or else you’ll end up with very grumpy-looking pictures!)
Remember that spontaneity is your companion
Once you become a professional at taking photos of sleeping cats, you can move on to more complicated situations. The best cat photos are usually ones that involve a lot of unique poses, facial expressions, and movements. Such moments can be found during playtime. Before you start playing with your cat, however, make sure you’re confident in your photo-taking skills. It’ll be difficult to focus on your cat if you’re constantly trying to fix errors in your camera. In addition, prepare a few of your cat’s favorite toys. These will serve as wonderful distractions and might even end up being in the shot, resulting in colorful and fun photos! As you shoot, reward your cat by giving it treats.