It looks abit underexposed? But I like the expression of the cat, looks "wise"..
Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.
The eyes of the cat is 'almost' dead. Adding a hint of flash will enhance its specular highlights.
Picture seems to be very noisy. Especially colour noise is very evident.
-- Cat is nice animal .. and offen easier to shot ( photo of them ) then Dog ..
my comment .
hm.... the cat and the background kinda mix together .. cos of the Cat color .. and the lighting is kinda lack ... sometime as photographer we are abit .. SAFE .. meaning.. we try not to Intrude The subject we are taking .. This insecure style which alot of photographer have in return damage thie great work . ..
When i was about 12 someone once told me. " To be able to cross into the world of your subject - then you can turely capture their moment "
All photography is a simple art of understanding . the ratio and balance of Light and time over the emotional aspect of the subject you are about to capture .
Here is a attach photo of a Cat photo i took using a digital cam come time ago .. hope you like it too ..
yes it was really underexposed. it was dark and i took it without flash cause i like the eyes like that.Originally Posted by aaron80
thank you for your comment
i like the eyes like that leh!Originally Posted by photobum
yup noisy cause it was underexposed and i edited it by adjusting curves and levels.Originally Posted by veyron
am learning how to adjust lighting. thank you for your comment.
good one. i can see you in the eye of the cat thou.Originally Posted by Uvlux
You like the cat dead? Because it does look dead with those eyes.Originally Posted by dingying
Go take a look at real cat photos taken by pet photographers. You'll know what I meant. No point for me to explain here.
Last edited by photobum; 13th July 2006 at 11:57 PM.
Not that bad la. People still learning mah. Of course the picture still has lots of room for improvement. Yes, go have a look at other kitty pics and then practice more on your own. I'm sure there will be improvement once you start practicing more.Originally Posted by photobum
Here's some links that you may want to have a look:
thank you veyron. i like polite ppl like you.Originally Posted by veyron
Ha thanks for the flattering comment. I'm just giving my personal opinion thats all.
Hope you enjoy the photos from the links.
I think in order to make noise work for you, B/W might be a good option but with the eyes so dark I do not think the contrast would flatter the animal. I kinda feel that the blown highlights on the paws do distract a little but under the difficult conditions it would be ok. You cna try burning back the highlights in PS to rescue some detail.
For most animal as in human portraits esp close up ones like that the eyes are really the focal point of the pic and convey the most amount of information. It helps if you know the personality of the animal and know in your head what kind of shot you want. Being able to read body lnaguage and anticipate thier movemnets would also help you capture that decisive momemnt.
Hope this helps somewhat.
thank youOriginally Posted by raptor84
Cropping is a little tight, and image noisy, but the overall curious expression of the cat is still well captured.
more focus on the eyes ... underexposure and noise can all be corrected and treated in post imaging processing, but the focus and the moment, once missed will hard to recapture again.
This is my cat.
thanks matthiascr and espion.