Photographing AnimalsPosted: September 27, 2010
I’m not sure if there’s anything more difficult than photographing an animal! I have two cats who I love dearly and I have taken literally hundreds of photographs of them. Unfortunately, many involve them laying down when they are asleep, or are blurred because they always seem to move right when I press the shutter button. I wanted to share my all-time favorite animal photo in this post because I think it perfectly captures the sweetness of my kitty Mister Bingley. He’s so photogenic!! I adopted him from the Shelby County Humane Society last year; he is a Ragdoll (likely a mix) who was bought from a breeder by his previous owner, and every day I feel so fortunate that I have him in my life. He is sweet, adorable, majestic, and funny; I am so very, very lucky that he allows me to cater to his every whim on a daily basis.
I will be posting about my other cat, Penelope, this week as well, so please do come back! I find it difficult to get good photographs of her because she is entirely black and her face kind of gets lost in her dark fur.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for photographing animals, especially black ones? I’d love to hear them. I hate using a flash around them because I don’t want to blind them.