Cats are awesome and fun. And if you ask me, they can be difficult to photograph damn. In this video, Josh Fenn and his model four-legged Wolfie show you five quick tips for taking better photos of cats with any camera and in all conditions.
1. Use a fast speed SHUTTER
Cats move very quickly, and if you want to capture their game in a clear, bright image, shoot at faster shutter speeds. Josh is shooting at 1 / 1000s and recommends a minimum of 1 / 500s. If you do not photograph a cat in the game, but you want to take pictures while he sleeps, you can go lower.
2. USE Light enough
If you shoot with fast shutter speed, you will need enough light. Josh suggests you use a light to direct the window and natural your cat to this part of the room when you want to take pictures.
3. USE OR ZOOM LENS
Using a zoom or telephoto lens allows you to step back and capture the action without interrupting your cat. The objectives of longer focal length also give the cat a good separation of the background. Josh points out that even if you shoot with a smartphone, many newer models have two options for focal length.
4. PULL LEVEL CAT’S EYE
Many cat pictures are taken from above, as we humans are greater than our precious pets. So down to the level of cat and make your subject closer to four feet of the viewer.
5. CAPTURE THE ACTION
Cats are awesome and fun and watch them play or makes me think they are still hunting a little crazy. 🙂 Try to capture those moments when the cat is in the middle of the room and freeze the action. All the above tips will help you get beautiful photos: Use a fast shutter speed, enough light, long lens and shoot the eyes of the cat.
Cat lovers there, you take pictures of your four-legged friends? Do you have any tips to share? You can also share photos you’ve taken, I’m crazy about cats. 🙂
cat lovers there, you take pictures of your four-legged friends? Do you have any tips to share? You can also share photos you’ve taken, I’m crazy about cats. 🙂 Our friends Cinema5D had the chance to chat with Sigma recently at Inter Bee 2019 in China. Naturally, they talked about the mirrorless camera Sigma. If you have not been held, is a camera able to shoot full-frame 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW? But these are huge files. Thus, other options are needed for those who want to keep file sizes down or be able to record RAW to an external device such as Atomos Ninja V.
Sigma said in the interview that a future firmware update coming in 2020 will add a LOG image profile and provide a RAW video output over HDMI. They also say that if you choose to take CinemaDNG, you will be able to read it in private – something he can not do.