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How to take great photos of your cat

Updated: Feb 25, 2013 03:41 PM EST
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By Jessica Bush
From The Daily Cat 


Is it possible to take great photos of your cat -- without the help of a professional photographer?

After all, cats move quickly and often turn their heads or become uncooperative at the wrong moment. Some cats are simply afraid of the camera.

A certain cartoon cat, Garfield, also says, "I'll rise, but I won't shine."

With time and patience, however, even the most camera-shy cat will eventually be ready for a close-up.

To best prepare for your photo shoot with your cat, begin by focusing on its comfort. This is easily accomplished by spending some cuddle time in a quiet space.

Hold your camera in your hand nearby so your cat can investigate. Once trust is established with the camera, try a few test shots while you're both relaxed.

Consider the hungry cat, just before mealtime, in a lovely surrounding. Why? A hungry cat is often attentive and persuaded.

This provides a perfect opportunity to lure your feline into that pile of rose petals or a basket of catnip you so cleverly arranged.

Can't get your cat's attention? Try finding a cute or funny moment during nap time.

If you have a digital camera, quantity is on your side. Take as many photos as you can and learn from them as you go.

You just might surprise yourself by capturing a candid moment that could become the new family favorite.

 

Jessica Bush is a pet blogger and pet enthusiast located in Birmingham, Ala.

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