I compare my kitten with my kids and the love for my kids is equal to the love I have for my kitten, and that is why I take some time to have photo sessions as my kitten grew into a lovely adult cat. This tutorial will teach you How to Take Better Kitten Pictures.
When anyone visits my home, they notice how well-groomed my kitten is, and how well treated, and they also notice the collection of pictures I have of my kitten, I place my kitten pictures all over my home.
Well, this article isn’t about me or my kitten, it’s about taking better kitten pictures also for you and your clients.
How To Take Better Kitten Pictures For Your Clients
As the majority of you, I am called to shoot not only for dog owners but also for cat breeders that have to sell their kitten.
It is obvious I cannot have the same idea of photography, dealing with cats, but I have also to consider I will shoot often inside and not outside.
For dog pictures, you can easily go outside and enrich your picture quality with a fabulous location; for cats’ ones, this is not always possible, especially for kittens.
If you need some tips for better pictures of dogs, take a look here. ☟
5 Tips To Take Better Kitten Pictures
And here we are: let’s get serious and focus on this article’s topic.
The following are the rules I follow every single time I am called to shoot at kittens.
Always try to avoid sudden movements
If you wish to take better kitten pictures, then you should learn not to make any sudden movements and always use better quality high speed film, and use a digital camera with no shutter sound.
Lower your camera angle to the height of your kitten
Any kitten picture you wish to take, should be at an angle that is equal to the height of your kitten.
This is for much better pictures and also some very cute facial expression that your kitten shows once they start staring down the lens.
Always make sure your kitten is well fed
This tip is the most important of all, it is very difficult to take kitten pictures of a hungry kitten, they won’t stand still long enough for you to be able to get one shot.
That is why it is so important to make sure that the kitten has just been fed, before you try to take any picture of your kitten.
Wait at least 15 minutes after you just fed your kitten.
It is also very wise to study your kitten movements, so that you will be sure when you kitten naps, and what time is best to start taking your kitten picture.
Always have a couple of their favorite treats on hand
A tip I leant online was to always have a couple of your kitten favorite treats with you, that way you will give them a treat anytime they start to get rowdy.
Try to keep thing simple
The best kitten pictures I have taken was when they least expected it. I try to keep things simple and never ever try to take too many pictures at a time.
The kitten will become frustrated and walks away, and it is very difficult after that to get your kitten to stand still for any more pictures.
Now you that you have discovered a couple of my simple tricks for taking better kitten pictures, you can comment below and post your kitten pictures online, so the world can see the love we have for our cats.
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