TAKE A PICTURE OF A CAT IN AN APARTMENT
THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARATION
STAY IN THE SAME PLACE
FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAT PICTURE, FOCUS ON THE EYES
Whether you zoom in with the lens or by getting closer, it can give very interesting results without having to change places! While Duchess was comfortably seated on a nice chair with a neutral background that highlighted her, I started by shooting in a wide shot. I found that vertical framing lent itself well to this composition. However, by getting a little closer and framing horizontally, I made a photo that expresses something radically different without touching anything. I could have even come closer and made a tight portrait of my cat but I preferred to make a slightly plunging view to highlight the geometric patterns of the chair.
ILLUSTRATE YOUR STORY
Do not hesitate to consider that you are making a report to answer an order, to create a book album or to illustrate your blog. Photography also means showing “the context”, that is to say all the elements that will give character to your subject or tell a story. A cat can be photographed in so many stitches and details: a claw planted in a cushion, the little pink tongue licking a paste, an eye, the tail sticking out of the frame … In the case of my session, I found that the chair used was pretty and would give an indication. So I focused on it by voluntarily blurring the cat. Photographing beautiful materials gives air and punctuates the reportage, this is done a lot in wedding photography.
TELL (A) STORY(S)
WITH OR WITHOUT HUMAN?
Again, there is nothing definitive, especially with digital, and you can very well include photos with their masters. Since I’ve been doing this job, I’ve systematically offered my clients a portrait with their animal. Most people don’t like to pose but I’m pretty sure that many are very happy to have been able to make a portrait with their animal. So don’t hesitate to take the shots you love with your pet because if the photo has a good quality, it is to immortalise the memories.