The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Posts tagged “Cats

Cats and Books: Summer Reading

My sister works for a small library that just kicked off a pet-themed summer reading program. In honor of that, here are some photos of the cats with books.

JennyWantsRead

Unfortunately, my smallest prop book is an aged geometry text. The next photo isn’t so great for summer reading, but it shows one thing I used to get the cats to the books. (Coaxing, toys, and patience helped as well.)

PandNip

Yep, fresh catnip (and patience). The catnip was retouched out of the other photos.

JennyReading

PreciousReading

The cats moved, so I moved a book. Now they can read by the window. As you can tell, lighting and contrast were difficult in the last two photos. Local adjustments in Lightroom helped some.

Next Time: Park Explorations or Jewelry

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What Happens When You Photograph Your Cat with a Reflector

I was photographing dear Jenny the other day. She was in a good mood for it, but she decided to sit in very strong sun, causing some harsh shadows.

I decided to use a large piece of white poster board as a reflector. This did not work. Jenny hid behind the board.

So, I got a toy to lure her out. She came, but the board came with her.

Long story made short, I’ve decided to stick to photographing cats in softer light.

Next Time: Mugs (If they’re not done in two weeks, I have issues.)