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Kitty Photo Shoot

July 23, 2011

So I was uploading some photos that have been on my camera for a while, when I look over to my left, and my cats are all gazing out the window to a beautiful sunny day.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had to start snapping pictures with my Sigma 30mm lens.  Love that lens!  It takes the best pictures ever!  I don’t use it as often as I should because it has no zoom, so it’s really only good for photos where you can move your body quickly to zoom in and out as needed.  Which, for me, means that I mainly only use it for portraits or close ups of objects or food.  That being said, here are some of the photos I took of our kitties today.  Hope you like them!

Oh, and if you like what you see……I’m available to take pictures for you too!  Well, as long as you’re in the Nashville area that is. 🙂  Or in CA when I happen to be visiting.  Since I’m just starting out, I can offer you beautiful pictures at next to nothing!

Lacey has such beautiful eyes.

I love this one because the green from the grass is reflecting off of her blue eyes, so it looks like her eyes are green toward the top and blue at the bottom.  Such an awesome effect.

Lacey is my little poser.  The other two kitties don’t cooperate with me very well and get annoyed if I have my camera in their faces for too long.

Finally got Lazarus to look at me.  I had my aperture set so low that only his nose is in focus and the rest is out of focus.  For those of you who don’t know many photography terms, aperture has to do with how much of the picture you want in focus.  The higher the aperture, the more in focus the entire picture will be.  As you can see with this photo, I had my aperture set very low so even though his eyes are only a fraction of an inch further back than his nose, they are still slightly out of focus.  If I had focused on his eyes, then his nose would slightly be out of focus.  Hope that makes sense.

BIG yawn!  See how Lazarus’ upper canine tooth is not very sharp?  I’ve always wondered how that happened.

Such a handsome boy.

Fancy wanted to get in on the picture taking action…..or so I like to believe.  She is the least photogenic out of all three cats.  She hates having her picture taken, and never looks at me when I want her to, but I find ways to make her do it anyway. 🙂

All three kitties looking out the window.  Of course Lazarus has to ruin the picture by turning his back to me.

Fancy is beautiful when she finally lets me take her picture!  She has such pretty eyes, and they reflect the green grass so well.

Hello pretty girl.

It’s like she knows she’s having her picture taken.  “Here, Mom.  This is my good side, and I’ll even gaze upwards for you so that my eyes are looking into the light.”

Seriously.  Have you ever seen a more photogenic cat?  Of course, I’m a little biased since I’ve raised her since she was 8 weeks old.  And now she’s already 4 years old!  Where has the time gone?

When my parents were here, my dad was playing with the kitties by shining the light that was reflecting off his watch onto the walls.  The above and following pictures were captured during that time.

What are you looking at?

Oh, you’ve got your camera out?  Okay!  Let me just lay right here and pose for you!

Fancy is staring at the light on the wall across the room.  She pounced right after I took this photo.

Here’s Lacey, copying Fancy’s last pose.  And oh look, my parents made it into the photo!  Ironic since they were actually in the room while I was taking these pictures. 🙂

Ok, I’m open for business!!!  Great photography at a very cheap price, or maybe even free if you’re lucky!  I need to expand my portfolio!  I can only take so many pictures of animals before it starts getting redundant.

 

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 5:48 pm

    Great pictures. You made my night with these shots! 🙂 Which reminds me…I need to take some current pics of my kitties.

    • July 24, 2011 10:34 am

      Thanks! It had been a few months since I had taken some good ones, and with that lighting, I just couldn’t resist! 🙂

  2. July 23, 2011 6:15 pm

    they are so cute : ) Great photos !

  3. July 23, 2011 6:18 pm

    Your kitterns are so gorgeous! thank you for sharing this fantastic post:)

  4. Pam Pentland permalink
    July 23, 2011 7:11 pm

    I miss your pretty felines already! They had just gotten used to me and only Lacey still raced out of the room when I entered. . .and then laid on my lap purring like crazy. Funny girl! Wonderful pictures, honey! I truly believe that photography is an art, and if a person isn’t already artistic (as you and Stacey are) they will never reach that high level of success with their work.
    Stacey definitely has the knowledge and talent. I believe that you do, too, and with time and practice might share equal success. Good luck with this endeavor! 🙂

    • July 24, 2011 10:36 am

      Aww thanks, Mom. Stacey is so talented, but hopefully one day I can become at least a little bit as successful as she is.

  5. July 23, 2011 7:28 pm

    im a huge cat lover- in fact if i become the crazy cat lady one day, it wouldn’t be such a bad fate!! hehe. love these photos!! ❤

  6. mewithmycamera permalink
    July 24, 2011 8:25 am

    cute little guys!

  7. July 25, 2011 9:06 am

    Aw, you have such beautiful kitties! I love the shot of Lazarus turning his back on you…he was just trying to give you a challege 🙂 Get to building up that portfolio and GOOD LUCK expanding your new business venture!

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