21 tips for taking beautiful cat photos!

8. Lenses

Personally, I like shooting with 105mm f/2.8 lens, one of the best for action shoots. If cat feels comfortable near you and allows you to come closer, 35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 can be very useful lenses too.

9. Lightning

Use natural light when photographing cats climbing in the trees or jumping through the grass. The best time for perfect light is when the sun is low, then you’ll have that warm, soft light, without shadows on a cat’s face and fur.

10. The use of a flash often distracts animals, and sometimes frighten them.

If you have to use a flash, take it off your camera or angle it upwards. If you have softbox use it, you’ll get rid of the shadows and get very soft light.

11. If you are about to take pictures of jumping and running cats, do not feed them.

Who would want to jump and run on a full stomach?

12. Keep the eyes sharp.

Eyes tend to be the first thing we look at in a picture, so sharp eyes are very important. Focus on the cat’s eyes every time, when they are visible through the viewfinder.

13. Frame your subjects.

Use the surroundings to make a nice frame around your pet. This will add more depth to your photo.

14. Cats photographed against a bokeh background go nicely together.

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