TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR CAT

Ideas of taking pictures of your cat:

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There are two kinds of pet owners in the world, the dog lover and the cat owner.  Extremely high ownership in both sides.  Why?  Because these two pets have a unique way of showing love back to their owners, unlike a bird or a snake or a turtle (although there may be people who disagree).  But really, they snuggle, they love hanging around their owners, they adore their relationship with their owners and they are more of a true friend than a friend.  They will never betray you. It is no wonder that these pets are well loved by their owners.

Many people are allergic to cats, and dogs are the other option.  But, those who are not allergic to cats have a wonderful time with cats.  When they are young and just kittens, they can entertain you for hours with their playful antics.  They will attack your toes for no reason at all.  They can watch birds in the window sill for hours and hours.  They will often find yarn or something small and chase it and play catch with it until they think it is dead.  It is amazing their fun playful ways.  And it is at this time the best to start capturing their cute playfulness.

  1. The first thing you want to try to do, if you don’t become part of their plaything, is to get down to their level.  This makes the photo more real.  If you take a picture of them at your standing level, then it’s just another snapshot that no one finds interesting.  Check out the differences.
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2- The other thing that you will love to take pictures of is almost like taking pictures of a baby when they are sleeping.  For some reason, they are just adorable when they are asleep just like a little human baby.  You just can’t help but think that a kitten isn’t one of the most adorable things when they are asleep.  When you take a picture of a kitten, they may be just as a little child and wake up by the noise of a camera.  If you can get a bigger lens and not be so close to the kitten, then perhaps you won’t wake up the kitten with the noise.  So, be aware of that.  But, getting in close to the kitten is always something special:

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3-  But as your cat gets older, and it gets done with that playful part of life, and it tends to just be your friend, it is important to capture those moments when it seems like you can relate to it becoming an adult, like you!  When it just wants to hang out with you, and snuggle with you when you get home from work, or wherever.  How do you do that when you are the one taking the pictures?   Have someone else do it for you.  Also, get pictures of what it does during the day when you are not snuggling:

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4-  The other key to taking great photos of your cat is to take a lot of photos.  Cats will not pose for a photo like a dog.  They will not do what you want them to do when you want them to do it.  So, have your camera ready at all times.  They will do the craziest things at any random moment.  Some of the funniest things will be at the time when you least expect it.  They will often jump a mile if they are scared and if you ever get a photo of that, you will be a genius.   So, keep on trying and enjoy putting a whole album together of your favorite cat photos.

Here are a few more great cat photos that I thought were just the best:

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Enjoy taking pictures of your cat.  And  you know everybody loves great pictures of cats.

 

 

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ARTICLE WRITTEN BY LANNY COTTRELL FOR 123PHOTOGO 

GOOD CAMERAS CAN TAKE BAD PHOTOS

Good cameras can take BAD Photos, and Bad cameras can take GOOD photos !

 

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This is one of my  favorite subjects.  Because I hear all the time:  “I just need a better camera”, or “If only I had a better camera”.   So many times we blame a lot of the bad photos we get on the camera, when in reality it is not the camera at all, it is the photographer.  But, there are situations, where the camera was to blame for the bad photo, let me be truthful with that, but, the photographer didn’t understand the limitations that the camera had.  So, let’s get into what you need to do to make a good photo no matter what you have.

A “bad camera” was designed to do a certain job.

How do we define a “bad” camera?  One that is so cheap it isn’t supposed to take good photos?  A child’s camera?  A cell phone camera?  An old camera?  A point and shoot camera?  There are so many definitions I have heard that categorize “bad”  cameras.  But, in reality all of the above cameras could take a good photo.  Let’s look at a few of them.

  • A cheap camera:  Usually a cheap camera has a real basic plastic lens, maybe even a plastic camera that has been made very inexpensive.  No settings to make, and may or may not have a flash.  A true point and shoot camera.  To be honest with you, the manufacture had designed this camera to work outside in sunlight, or inside with a flash from a distance of about 10 feet.  Now, you know it’s limitations, you can take great photos.  The problem arises when you go outside of those boundaries.  So, then people try to take selfies with it (yuk), or outside when the sun has gone down, or a group photo with flash, or whatever, outside the parameters of the camera, and then they realize that this camera is lousy.  Well, the camera manufacture thinks that for about 85 percent of your photos that you take, you will be taking either scenery photos or people photos with flash at 10 feet, and they are probably right, 85 percent of the time.  And you will get good photos.  And you throw it in your purse and move on.  And then you grab it out of your purse and take some more and go through the same routine time after time, and now they start getting fuzzy all the time.  Now you are thinking this camera is lousy.  What’s wrong?  No one told you you have to keep the lens clean.  You keep grabbing it out of your purse to take photos, and your thumb grabs the lens each time, leaving a nice big fingerprint on the lens.  That’s why your photos start to become blurry.
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Exteme case if fingerpint photo

How can anyone claim to get a good photo, even with a good camera if you have fingerprints all over your lens.

  • A cell phone camera:  I can’t get too far explaining the problem with a cell phone camera than mentioning the number one problem with this type of camera is the fingerprint issue.  The cell phone is always in your hand, and you always grab it out of your pocket, or purse, or wherever to take a photo.   It seems like nearly always that cell phone is plagued with fingerprints.   I take my fair share of photos with my cell phone, but, before I take any photo,  I clean the lens with a lens cleaning cloth.  So, this is the biggest limitation to a cell phone camera.  The next thing about a cell phone camera, depending on the camera is that they are limited to a small lens and resolution.  Meaning, you really can’t blow your photos up to very big because they only appear to be sharp on your phone but, are not sharp if you want a big 16X24.  I know it says it has a resolution of 16megapixel, but, that is on a sensor about 1/3 the size of a DSLR.  So, as long as you know your cell phone’s limitations, you should be good as well.
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  • That’s the same with all the cameras listed above.  You have to realize that all the old cameras, cheap cameras, cell phone cameras, etc, have about the same limitations.  There are probably some that have some automation to it, so rad their manual.  That is the the first key to getting anything out of the “bad” camera you have.

 

Now to take advantage of a bad camera:

 

If you can now learn the basic steps of composition, and lighting, then even you can take good photos with a bad camera.  With no experience required, you could go outside and take gorgeous photos of the landscape.

Remember these steps always:

  • Always check to make sure your lens is clean.

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  • Know the rule of thirds in your composition

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  • Diagonal lines in composition makes for great interest in composition

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  • Watch for odd lighting that may affect your photos, like backlight (shooting into the light from a window or door during daylight)

 

  • Watch out for poor light that may make your camera shake

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  • And take enough photos to practice with to find out what your camera’s limitations are.

 

So good luck,  and happy shooting.

 

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: I LOVE NATURE !

Photos of the Week:  11-8-2018 – From the website:  I love Nature !

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I LOVE NATURE!  ISN’T THIS WORLD A WORLD FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS?  AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE WONDERFUL, DIFFERENT THINGS THERE IS TO TAKE PICTURES OF, AREN’T YOU GLAD WE LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF DIVERSE BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO PHOTOGRAPH.  THIS WEBSITE IS ANOTHER TRULY AMAZING WEBSITE, FULL OF PHOTOS THAT HIGHLIGHT OUR NATURE AROUND US.  MOSTLY ANIMAL PHOTOS, AND THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT THEY ARE SHOWING US AS THEY LEARN TO LIVE WITH HUMANS.  I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS GALLERY OF AMAZING PHOTOS.  I WILL PROVIDE A WEBSITE SO YOU CAN ENJOY MORE OF THESE PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GALLERY.  BUT FOR NOW, ENJOY THESE PHOTOS:

 

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Mount Fuji from the International Space Station
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Two rearing stallions appear locked in a combative embrace as they battle for the right to mate with the mares of a wild herd.

 

 

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Puffer Fish. Beatiful isn’t it??

 

 

 

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Beautiful Sea Star fish, British Columbia

 

 

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Quiver trees stand like eerie sentinels under the stars in the Namibia Desert. The flowers of these desert–tough varieties of the aloe plant provide nectar for birds and insects

 

 

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A rare white peacock

 

 

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Central Park, New York City

 

 

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Tulip fields in the Netherlands …

 

 

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Growing up together

 

 

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A mother’s love

 

 

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Crystal clear water. Amazing Nature!!!

 

 

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Big Headed Caterpillar of Phyllodes imperialis

 

 

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Help… Help… Help…!!! 😁😁😁

 

 

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This is apparently a true story. A flight booked by a Saudi Arabian prince had 80 birds of prey among its passengers. A picture of this bizarre plane situation is currently going insanely viral online. The photo, shared yesterday by Reddit user @lensoo, has received over 4,000 comments and still very much counting. Forget wailing babies – imagine being eyeballed by one of these mid-air, or fumbling with your seatbelt watched by those beady eyes.

 

 

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Amazingly beautiful… Isn’t it!!!

 

 

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Shade is a valuable commodity here.

 

 

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I hope this bus doesn’t get a flat tire

 

 

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Definitely one of the most colorful birds in the world.   This is a Golden Pheasant.

 

 

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Photo by Mark Rosengarten

 

 

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The picture, taken by amateur photographer Martin Le-May, shows the green woodpecker struggling to escape an attack by the weasel at Hornchurch Country Park in Essex, UK
The green woodpecker takes off to try to shake off its attacker
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Funnel Cloud, Minnesota
Born in a bruising supercell, a funnel cloud looms beyond a cornfield.
Photograph by Mitch Dobrowner

 

 

Aren’t those amazing photos, and all so different.  I hope you have enjoyed these photos.  And this is just a drop in the bucket of what there is to see on their website.  For more of this kind of experience, please go to their website at:

https://www.facebook.com/ILoveYouNature/?tn-str=k*F

 

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