Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Happens When I Try To Take Pictures Of My Cats

If you've been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you've seen that every day for the past week and a half, I've posted a picture of one of my cats wearing a hat or some other type of accessory to remind everyone to vote for Catsparella in the category of Best Social Integration Blog at 2011 The Petties.

Many people have asked how I get them to sit still, and the answer is: I don't. Anyone who owns a cat knows you don't get them to do anything they don't want to do. It takes lots of time and patience to get the perfect (and not so perfect) shot. Here's a list of what usually happens when it's time to bring out the camera for a photo shoot.

What happens when I am ready to take pictures of my cats:

* Cat moves the second I take the picture

* Cat plays dead

* Cat runs away

* Cat won't sit still

* Cat hides under furniture

What happens when my cats are sitting in the perfect pose, ready to have their picture taken:

* The camera battery dies

* The camera takes 500 years to load

* Too dark: lighting is terrible

* Too light: flash accidentally goes off and blinds cat

* Bad camera angle, cut off top of cat's ears, hat, etc.

* There's too much crap in the background to crop out of the shot

* I hit the wrong button and and take a video by accident

Despite all this, every once in awhile I still manage to get the perfect shot..

Even if it's completely by accident!



Alyssa Steffes said...

Funny blog post! Funny to me because I know exactly what you mean... and if you're trying to take of video of something funny they are doing they somehow know and stop doing whatever it was they were doing. They somehow secretly control everything to their liking!

I just voted for you literally about 30 times, lets go Tabby's Place! :)

Radha said...

Love this! A sneek peek into the world of cat photography... I've tried it myself and its seriously hard!! Keep up the good work, I look forward to the pics. Big kitty kisses xxx

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Heehee!! Good luck my friend!

The Monkeys said...

Haha! Too funny! Love the photos!

CATachresis said...

You need to re-negotiate contracts I reckon!! There's some kind of work-to-rule going on here lol

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Sooooooooooooo true!!! For me my "good" shots (and they are FEW and FAR between) are ALL "accidents!"


Clooney said...

Yep, theese kitties can be very tricky to photograph! Funny & cute post! Love all the pictures you took...planned or by accident!


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