|Miko in a Drawer|
|Miko in a Drawer, Take Two|
|Furry Black Shape on Quilt|
As you see, it is indeed possible to get a lovely shot. Here, the natural sunlight filtering through the window combined with the lighting in the room illuminates Sebastian enough that we can see his shape in more detail. It also creates some areas of contrast on his fur which adds a depth not present in the first photo. And now, I place you, dear reader, at Jen's mercy.
Jen: Haley has done a good job at explaining some of the issues when dealing with pet/animal photography. I've also had many blooper shots with my pets, and cats in particular are oftentimes difficult to shoot. Like Miko, Teazer usually moves right at the wrong moment, or she wants to sniff the camera. (Poppet tries to lick it.) Here are some of these shots:
This next photo of Teazer also isn't the fault of the subject, but rather the lack of real interest in the photo's composition (other than it's a picture of a cute, if evil cat). Again, the lighting doesn't work well; it was taken in my room during the afternoon, and Teazer was back lit. Now, this problem can easily be fixed with some Photoshop editing, which I may eventually do with this photo, if I feel the desire to fix it (I have many photos that are better than this one). So, other than choosing better lighting, you can also brush up on your Photoshop skillz with Levels, contrast, and saturation (among others).
See you Friday!