In this article, I’ll share with you nine tips for taking the cuteness of your kittens and making them look cute in photos. I’m sure you’ll find these tips useful. So, let’s get started!
A few things to get started
If you are new to photography, you should go for a wide angle lens. This will make your photo appear bigger.
As a photographer, one of the most important things to have is a camera that you are happy to use, and that can take beautiful pictures. If you want to create wonderful photos of your kitten, there are a few things you can do.
You can get a good-quality camera to start off with. There are lots of cameras available to choose from on the market, but they all vary in quality and price. You can find a good deal on one if you look around and buy in person rather than online.
Once you have a camera, it’s important to remember to keep it clean and free from scratches and dust. Use the lens cap when taking pictures. Try and avoid pointing the camera at bright lights, as this will cause flare, which will affect the overall picture.
It can be difficult to focus at first when you are new to using a camera, so you may need to play around with your settings. You can try turning the ISO down or changing your aperture (the size of the opening) to improve your sharpness. Your settings should only be changed once you are familiar with how your camera works, however.
You will also need to practice. The more time you spend photographing, the better you will get at it.
It can be useful to buy an external flash for your camera to use when taking photos of kittens. This will make the light stand out in the image and can even provide the main source of light in some cases. Make sure the flash is clean, and that it is not pointed directly at your subject. It will also be useful to have a remote release if you are planning to take a lot of pictures of your kitten.
Finally, remember to have fun when taking pictures of your kitten! You don’t want to be too serious or formal, but you do want to enjoy yourself. If you can make a funny face or do something unusual, your photos will be much more attractive. If you have a friend with you who can act as a model for you, this can work out very well. You can even get a professional photographer to visit your house and take some photos, and they can then be edited to look like photos from your mobile phone.
You should also think about what you will use the photos for. Will they just be shared online? Will you print them off? What effect will you want to achieve with the photographs? Think carefully about what you are going to use them for.
If you are planning on selling the photos online, it is important to keep them in good condition. A great way of doing this is by storing them in a high-quality hard drive. You can also make sure that all of the pictures are backed up onto a CD, DVD or other digital storage device. If you want to sell the pictures through a stock photo website, you can make sure that they are watermarked properly.
More tips for taking better kitten and cat photos
Have an eye for detail
Cats are beautiful creatures and if you take their picture it’s likely that there will be many details that you might not have noticed before. For example, the patterns on the cats’ coats or the way they move. Even if you don’t like to spend time looking for these details you can’t expect a professional photographer to notice them.
Take photos in good light
Cats’ eyes are very sensitive to light so you must try to take photos in good light to avoid having your subject squinting. A bright background can make your cat look bigger, brighter and more appealing. When using a flash, turn it off so your cat can’t see it.
Take your cat when it is active
This is one of the easiest ways of taking a great photo because it means your cat will be doing things naturally and won’t be bored.
Use a “paw” lens
The camera you use will determine how close your cat appears in the picture and this can make it look cute or even sexy. Your cat will also appear bigger if you use a “paw” lens which has a longer focal length than a normal lens.
Keep calm and try not to move
If your cat is unhappy with being photographed it may run away or jump. You need to get it to stay still and make sure that it doesn’t become scared of the camera. Try to make it think that it’s doing something fun like jumping over a toy. It will also help if you have an interesting background.
Cats are curious creatures and might want to keep looking at the camera for a while after you’ve taken the photo. If you don’t give them enough time, they might start yawning and stretching which could ruin your image.
Put your cat on a “staging” area
If your cat has never been photographed before then it will probably be quite wary of a new camera. Try to place it on a “staging” area like a table or mat before you take the picture.
Don’t use more than two cameras
Using more than one camera to photograph your cat will mean that you won’t get the best image. It may even make your cat nervous and make it run away or jump off the table. It will be easier to get a good photo if your cat is in front of a single lens and not two.
Make sure the photo isn’t blurry
There are many reasons why a photo might appear blurred such as the subject moving, the lens being out of focus or the subject moving into or out of the frame. You can try holding your cat still by using a “staging” area and then moving slowly and carefully into the picture, focusing on the area where you want your cat to be in the picture.
One of the most important things in photography is lighting. You must consider the position of your cat in relation to your light. This can be hard to do with small cats because they are more difficult to position in the right way, but with larger cats it is very easy to get a great photo.
A lot of people are tempted to take photos where the cat is posed like some sort of statue but this rarely produces a good photo. The cat should be relaxed and not in the way that it is looking at you and your camera.
Posing your cat is probably the hardest part of photography because the cat does not seem to stay still for more than a second or two and when it is done properly you have a really great shot. So practice, practice, practice until you get it right.
When it comes to backgrounds there are lots of different options. Some of them are pretty cool, but for most people we recommend using something neutral. If you want to get creative you can use a plain white background, but we don’t recommend doing this because it will turn out all blotchy.
If you are new to taking photos it can be very hard to zoom in on your subject without losing too much quality. This is not the best tip, but we do suggest that you learn to zoom in, zoom out, and pan around the image a little bit so that you can get the exact angle that you want.
Make sure you have a good camera
Taking good cat photos does not require a lot of technical knowledge. However, it does take a lot of practice and patience and if you are just starting out it might be a good idea to go and buy a good digital camera and some lenses for a little more money. We know it’s expensive but a quality camera is a quality investment. It will last you forever and the quality will make you a better photographer.
Find an ideal spot
Most of the time when people take their cat photos they try and find a spot where the light will shine brightly into the cat’s eyes. But what if your cat is not a cat person? What if your cat hates the light or the shadows? Well then there is no point in taking a photo of your cat at all. Try somewhere else, where there is a bright light shining on your cat.
The best way to take great cat photographs is to start by learning how to take pictures of your cat.
Learn about photography from a good book, a course or online. Take pictures of your cat doing what he likes best. If you get lots of photos like that then you’ll have the beginnings of a great collection of images to show off on social media.
Take your time.
You want to be able to take great pictures of your cat, but you also need to spend enough time with him to be able to notice his behavior and mood changes. Spend plenty of time with your cat in a quiet place before you even think about snapping away. Look at him and talk to him. Listen to him purr and observe his behavior.
A camera is not a substitute for having fun and taking your cat for walks.
Keep an eye on what the weather is doing outside and make sure that it’s not too cold or too hot. Your cat will enjoy being out in the fresh air, but it’s important that he doesn’t get too hot or too cold.
You can take pictures of your cat from many different angles.
You might like to use a zoom lens, but if you don’t, just be aware of where your cat is in your photo and where you are standing. Try to avoid getting too close to your cat, but don’t be afraid of being up close. If you want to take a picture of your cat with a friend or relative, then you can either have the two of them in your photos, or else have one person hold the cat while the other takes the picture.
Take lots of shots.
You will learn much more about your cat from the photos than from words or by talking to him. But you may want to share some of your photos with your friends on social media.
Don’t forget to smile.
Cats are social animals and will not enjoy being in a photo if they feel like they are being photographed at a funeral. So make sure that your cat is relaxed, happy and contented in the photos that you take.
Keep the cat still
The most important thing when taking photos of cats is to ensure that they remain as still as possible. You can do this by keeping them indoors, or if you need to take them outside, by using a sturdy box or cage. The best way to ensure that your cat is still is to have them lie down and stay there for the entire time that you are photographing them.
Focus on the eyes
It is very easy for a cat’s eyes to wander while they are sleeping. This will make it very difficult to photograph the eyes because the cat will be looking away from the camera. To keep your cat’s eye focused, have them look at a particular object while you take their photo. It can be anything from your finger, to a piece of paper with an interesting pattern on it, or simply a toy.
Don’t give them food
As much as we would like to, we can’t allow our cats to eat while they are being photographed. This will usually only happen when the cat is asleep, but even then, it is difficult to stop them eating. If you do feed them when you are taking photos of them, the photos will always be out of focus.
Don’t use a flash
The only way to prevent any shadows on your cat’s fur is to not use a flash at all. If you use a flash, you will end up with a completely out of focus photo, where nothing is recognizable, and the fur looks messy.
Even if you feel nervous while taking photos of your cat, it is important to remain calm. Do not worry about getting anything wrong and do not overreact. Your cat will get annoyed with you if they sense that you are upset and will not want to be in the photo.
Get close to the cat
To get the best possible photos, it is important to get as close to your cat as possible. This will make the cat appear larger in the photo.
Use your creativity
Photographs can be very stiff and formal, but you can also add a little bit of fun to your photos by having some of your cat’s fur removed. You can use a soft cloth or even a pair of scissors to carefully remove a small amount of fur. The more your cat’s fur is removed, the more unusual and interesting their look will be.
Take lots of photos
As I said above, you should take a lot of photos when photographing cats. If you only take one photo, it will be difficult to decide which photo to include in the final product. If you take several, you will end up with a more varied selection, giving you a better chance of choosing the best shot.
You can use these tips for taking great cat photographs and we would love to see your results!
This is a big one, but if you are not having fun then your photos are going to look like everyone else’s. Don’t worry too much about how perfect your photos are, but don’t worry too much either. Just enjoy taking photos and have fun with it. It is important to enjoy what you do and doing photography can be a bit of a stressful thing for some people. So relax, breathe, and have fun.
Enjoy the process
If you are taking good photos then you are already enjoying the whole process, and that is the best part. When you take your photos the first time you will see them through the viewfinder of your camera, but when you get them back on your computer they might not be perfect. However, when you get them back you will see how well they turned out, and then you will feel really proud of yourself.
We hope that you have learned something about cat and kitten photography from this blog post. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Remember that you want to become a great photographer, you need to practice a lot and gradually you