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Some tips on getting a good photograph of your cat

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats can be difficult to photograph. As soon as they notice the camera, they may dart under the bed, sofa or into another room.  Here are some tips that may help.

  1. Give her a treat  but don’t expect her to pose after just one treat. Give her a treat and keep some treats in your hand. Once she realized that you are giving her “free” treats, keep them near the camera and start photographing her.
  2. Set up some obstacles that you know that your cat can’t resist like some unrolled toilet paper, a card board box or an open window.  Just open the window a crack or maybe put some open treats on the counter. As soon as you have her attention, you can start taking the pictures.
  3. Put out some colorful blankets. Cats love anything new and will quickly go near the blankets and maybe even lie down so you can get a few good shots.
  4. Catch her in action. Have someone play with her with her favorite toy and take a bunch of pictures.

Some things that you shouldn’t do is use a flash. Give her a break after taking a few photos, be creative and patient and I’m sure that you will get some great pictures!

Remember, your pets count!

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