Is Your Cat Instagram-Worthy? 10 Tips to Capture Purrfect Shots

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Is Your Cat Instagram-Worthy? 10 Tips to Capture Purrfect Shots

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Hello fellow cat aficionados! It’s Ashley, your cat mum and feline photography enthusiast, here to shine some light (pun intended) on feline photography.

A few years ago, I decided to create an Instagram page for my rescue cats. The first time I tried to photograph my usually docile Snowball, she sprang from the top of her cat tower, knocked over a valuable vase on her downward journey, and left a bewildered me trying to patch together internet glory and porcelain pieces!

From then on, I decided to create a photograph-friendly atmosphere and master the art of cat photography. Here are some of the best tips I’ve gathered over time to help you take Instagram-worthy shots of your feline friends.

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1. Make Them Feel Comfortable

First things first, make sure your cat is in a place where they feel safe and familiar. No shot is more Instagram-worthy than a relaxed, comfortable cat.

2. Natural Light is Key

Always opt for natural light when possible. Use soft, indirect sunlight to avoid harsh shadows. Remember, the glow is where it’s at!

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3. Use Distractions

Some feathers, a laser pointer, or your cat’s favorite toy can work wonders. They’ll be so engrossed in the game they won’t even realize they’re being photographed.

4. Discover Their Best Angle

Just like humans, cats also have their best angles. Spend some time exploring different perspectives to find—shall we say—the purrfect angle that most adorably captures your cat’s essence.

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5. The Magic of Zoom

Sometimes, getting too close while they’re doing something adorable could break the spell. Use your camera’s zoom to capture magical moments without startling or distracting your feline friend.

6. Be Patient

Patience is the key to capturing the nitty-gritty of your cat’s personality. Spend time observing their behavior, and you’ll find specific quirky traits that’ll make for a fantastic click.

7. Showcase Their Personality

Each cat is unique. Some are explorers, others like to lounge around, and some are pure drama queens. Be sure to capture their individual personality quirks to create an authentic and appealing shot.

8. Focus on the Eyes

Cats communicate a lot through their eyes. So, pay attention to them and use selective focus to make your cat’s eyes pop with expressivity in your photos.

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9. Go Pro-Mode

Don’t be afraid to tinker with your camera settings. Pro-mode allows you to adjust the focus, ISO, and shutter speed for a professional-style photo.

10. Post-Processing Magic

Finally, editing apps can help you refine details, adjust lighting and colour, and add a creative flair to your photos. But remember, less is more when it comes to post-processing. We love natural cat beauty!

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Well, fellow kitty parents, that’s a wrap! I hope these tips will help you master the fine art of feline photography. Capture every moment, every whisker-twist, and every wide-eyed wonder of your furry friends. But most importantly, make sure both you and your feline stars enjoy the process.

Until next time, may every shotgun be filled with purr-fection!
Ashley, the cat mum

Hello, I am cat mum Ashley. This is the personal blog where I share all my love and knowledge of my cats. Stay around and let's have more purrr-fect meowww-moments together!

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