Modern Cat - - Body & Soul -

1 Keep your cam­era on high-con­tin­u­ous shoot mode. This way your cam­era will take two or more pho­tos very quickly, so if your kitty moves it should cap­ture the good parts more eas­ily.

2 Bring a small jingly toy or any­thing that gets your cat's at­ten­tion so that you can get her to look up while you are tak­ing pho­tos. I usu­ally bring a toy that Suki never sees un­less we are out pho­tograph­ing; that way she isn't al­ready bored of it.

3 Cats love to sit up high, so I will of­ten place Suki on a larger rock or log and she will just sit down in­stead of walk­ing away.

4 If you are try­ing to get close-up face shots, it helps to have some­one hold your kitty in a com­fort­able po­si­tion. Suki loves to be held with her front paws rest­ing on your shoul­der and will stay very still in this po­si­tion. When your kitty is ex­tremely still it al­lows your cam­era to re­ally fo­cus on the macro de­tails.

5 Try to shoot dur­ing early morn­ing/sun­rise and late evening/ sun­set. This is when the light is best for pre­serv­ing de­tail and soft tones. Shoot­ing at midday of­ten causes harsh shad­ows and blown out high­lights.

Martina’s Har­ness Rec­om­men­da­tions

For an in­con­spic­u­ous har­ness that is more for pho­tos, I use the Come With Me Kitty har­ness. It is very slim but com­fort­able and doesn't grab away any at­ten­tion in the pho­tos.

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