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Need tips on taking cat pictures :)

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I would love to get a good picture of my new boy, Dallas. I have looked at your pictures of kitties and need some tips!
Dallas won't hold still! He wants to head-butt and love on me all the time, especially if I have a camera in hand
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Hi Sierra! How lucky you are that Dallas loves you so much, even if you don't have the photographic evidence to support that!

There are several keys to taking good photos of cats. The first is to devote a block of time to it. They will rarely just sit and pose! I'll usually have a bunch of toys, especially a "teaser toy"...anything to get their attention.

Use natural light! Take their picture in the brightest room in the house. Natural light gives a far superior picture quality.

Get down on their level! Lay or sit on the floor. Yes, your baby will headbutt you, but that's when you start tossing out the toys you brought with you, or getting them to play with the teaser toy. I'll usually get them involved in something, point the camera at them, and then make an unusual sound, like click my tongue, whistle, something. When they turn around......you've got him! Pictures taken from a low (floor level) point of view are much better than those taken from above the cat's level.

Most importantly, take tons of pictures! I'll take dozens of pictures to get one or two that I think are great.

Lastly, you absolutely must post your best efforts over in Fur Pics so we can see you beautiful boy Dallas!

Welcome to TCS, and I can't wait to see pictures of your boy!

If you have any other questions about the site, feel free to click on my username and send me a private message.

We hope to see more of you and your babies around the site!
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Hi and welcome to TCS!!!

See you on the forums!
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Hi Sierra and Dallas!

Sleeptime is a great time to get photos and they look so adorable when they're curled up in little soft, warm, furry balls I know how they can be, though -- just like you describe Dallas as being! Don't ya just love it?
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