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Cats are super cute. They are companions, an important part of the family and, if you've ever had a cat, they can be just hilariously funny. Photographing your furry family member is really the same as photographing portraits of the humans in your family. So when thinking about a portrait of your cat, it is always the eyes that need to be in sharp focus and make sure you get “up, close and personal” for some compelling portraits.
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So to get you thinking about your next photo shoot with your feline friends, here are 42 wonderful photographs of cats.
In this guide you'll learn:
- Where to find the best natural light
- How to get great shots with minimal equipment
- How to make your own lighting gear from stuff that’s lying around your house
- How to bend, squeeze, and alter light for dramatic effects
- How to pose a single subject and groups of subjects
- What are the best lenses to use
- How good of a camera do you need
- What steps to take for razor-sharp photos
- What f/stop should you use
- And much more…
We hope you've enjoyed this lovely gallery of fabulous felines. If you want to know more about portraiture and taking great portraits of our furry family members then take a look at these resources.
- Bite Size Tips: 5 Tips For A Compelling Pet Photo
- Top 10 Pet Photography Tips And Techniques
- How To Take A Meaningful Family Portrait (Including Your Pets)
- 7 Tips for Photographing Pets
We hope you've enjoyed this gallery, while it might not be immediately obvious, taking photos of our animal friends isn't that different from taking great portraits of our human friends.
Take a look at our fantastic Portrait Photography page where we've brought together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer.
Just a friendly reminder that this page is also a living document for portrait photographers who want a single online reference for the craft. It will change and be updated often, so bookmark it and come back as you need to.
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