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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    I think cannot use flash when taking cats,right?

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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    Quote Originally Posted by CatByTe View Post
    Any idea how to reduce redeye for cats at night using Flash?
    i don't use flash and don't encourage that. I just shoot with high ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatByTe View Post
    Any idea how to reduce redeye for cats at night using Flash?
    Bounce the flash and block the flash from reaching the eyes of the cat,

    example here :

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorable View Post
    I think cannot use flash when taking cats,right?
    As long as you dun flash into their eyes directly, they are pretty ok with the flash.
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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    Get a specialised macro lens if you really love to shoot cats/pets/etc. I does wonders to your pic, but of course the core techniques are still very important...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInMacro View Post
    Get a specialised macro lens if you really love to shoot cats/pets/etc. I does wonders to your pic, but of course the core techniques are still very important...
    normal tele lens will do, unless your pet is a fish or butterfly
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Smile Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    what u guy think of the street cat i have took






    come n C&C

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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    eh got a question...if there's no ceiling to bounce flash lehz? wat if its open sky? coz sometimes the cats are at carpark..or behind near the rubbish bin of the void deck.

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    Took the cat when are busy looking at something else? use large aperture to out of focus background?

    I think there is plenty of ways to shoot cat. no right or wrong.
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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    oops I forgot to mention taking cats @ night.. hehe

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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevensimbox View Post
    what u guy think of the street cat i have took






    come n C&C
    seems oof and you're at a high angle... doesn't do the picture any good as you can't see the cat properly in this angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatByTe View Post
    eh got a question...if there's no ceiling to bounce flash lehz? wat if its open sky? coz sometimes the cats are at carpark..or behind near the rubbish bin of the void deck.
    Quote Originally Posted by CatByTe View Post
    oops I forgot to mention taking cats @ night.. hehe
    Shoot at large apertures and high ISO. Meter carefully as the camera will be easily fooled by the large amounts of dark BG. Thus you may need to correct the shutter speed to get a suitable image.

    Keep trying.
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    Default Re: How to properly take photos of cats?

    tried shooting a cat few days back when it came under my table at a coffee shop..basically i just made some noise, and the cat looked at me, and i just fired. Av mode, f4, 24-70mm not sure if this technique works all the time



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    Nice shots u got there...VERY KAWAII!! hehe hope to see more cat photogs here haha yea I guess I have to keep trying to shoot better pics by practicing...

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