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Another try to photograph Maybel #35399
06/08/11 02:33 AM
06/08/11 02:33 AM
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Tyler Offline OP
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I was about to ask you all a question, "How to photograph a cat with a lot of gray in the hair?" I don't have an external flash, so I have to go off natural light, but photos of my cat Maybel always make her fur sparkle like a Twilight vampire and the image never looks right. Archibald, however, is really photogenic. I don't feel like I do anything different, but maybe that's the problem.

I did this recently though, it's one of the first that doesn't make her fur sparkle, but I don't remember what/if I did differently. I still haven't quite got an image that shows off her personality well yet.



Re: Another try to photograph Maybel [Re: Tyler] #35406
06/08/11 02:36 PM
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What's wrong with sparkle? wink

Re: Another try to photograph Maybel [Re: StarrLight] #35407
06/08/11 02:38 PM
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If you want some real "life" in the eyes, get a wand toy to really get her attention. Either a wand with feathers at the end or a toy called "the bird" which is feathers at the end of a string attached to a wand. And practice shooting one handed...

Re: Another try to photograph Maybel [Re: StarrLight] #35410
06/08/11 11:37 PM
06/08/11 11:37 PM
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Hey Tyler,

I agree - photographing cats is tough! Having said that, I am a bit confused. Who is this a photo of?

James

Re: Another try to photograph Maybel [Re: James Morrissey] #35427
06/10/11 06:33 AM
06/10/11 06:33 AM
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Tyler Offline OP
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Sorry, this one is of Maybel, our Maine Coon rescue.


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