I turned off everything “automatic” and turned on different manual settings. I began experimenting with black and white, poster, a reds setting, a “toy” setting and more.
Funny, it was like my cat knew what I was doing. We live right near the woods and as such, he came over and “posed” on a log for me.
He’s really photogenic. I think he knows it.
I’ve been focusing on “nature” photography, but I thought it would be really fun to explore some shots of my cat. Later on, my second cat came over and he posed, too. Ha! I didn’t ask them to do so, but I sure took advantage of those moments.
Here’s a black and white photo of Ralphie:
|Ralphie / C. Calhoun 2012. All rights reserved.|
As he sat there, I changed the settings in my camera to only detect “greens” – I have no problem with “green” objects being nearby, but Ralphie also has green eyes:
|Ralphie With Green Eyes / C. Calhoun 2012.|
Then, just as I was thinking I was done for the day, Pepe – my other cat – walked over. I think he wanted to be in the pictures, too. I used a “soft glow” setting for this picture:
|Ralphie and Pepe / C. Calhoun 2012. All rights reserved.|
What a fun afternoon – I spent time with my beautiful cats and in return, they posed for me.