They start off as comical little kittens full of energy and cuteness and just like kids go through various stages before reaching adulthood. Our pets are our family and each one is endearing to their owners, or should I say, their hosts. I can’t tell you how many friends are quick to pull out their cell phones and show the latest shots of their furry family! I’m no exception that is for sure.
Most of us do not have studio lighting or a set up to capture professional shots of our pets. What we do have is opportunity and time! We have watched them growing up, we know their habits. Take advantage of this and be patient. Wait for that moment that shows their personality! You really don’t have to be a professional to do this. Pets are creatures of habit and have their routines. Just observe their favorite spots and try shooting from different angles. Zoom in to capture those beautiful eyes, or the detail of their fur and whiskers.
With tongue in cheek, I say I am fortunate for my models. Only one of which was a ‘made selection’. The others came to our household by various circumstances. Scooter, the kitten with the mittens, has charmed us with his 6 toed antics. He came to us as a feral from a warehouse and grew up to be quite a photogenic guy. His feet are one of his highlights and that’s what we try to focus on. Actually it is not that hard, you can’t miss them. He is everywhere and into everything. So friends, continue to enjoy the fur folk in your lives! Bore the people around you with their photos and movies but never stop capturing those special moments!