Cats are cute and funny and everyone who has a cat and a camera will make tons of photos with the pretty pet. As a result, the Internet gets filled up with photos of all cats in the world and “professional” photographers avoid this subject (the newest concept among photographers is that they must seek originality).
However, the days of cats are not yet over. I can still find really good images of cats, images are certainly more than just a point-and-shoot moment, images that were well thought and with some interesting techniques behind them.
Let’s see what I’m talking about (you may notice that the main reason why these pictures are special is the perspective and second, the story behind the picture):
And here’s a list of what you should avoid in order not be lame:
1) large DOF
2) cat stupidity
3) playing cats
4) yawn of cats
5) lazy cats
6) cat’s eye
If you are about to do a cat portrait, pay attention at lighting. The “rules” are the same as for people portrait photography.
The above images belong to a group of artists from deviantart.com: MT-Holy, gilad, scab-lab, wazabees (my favorite cat artist), Joffi, chochweets (must see), mordoc, illugraphy, beethy, SubterfugeMalaises, ssilence, dissentinthestreet, ayaspiralout, DivineError, hoschie and salihguler.
Here’s my personal best image of my cat:
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