The cutest feline that lives on the earth? That’s your kitten! Or should I say baby cats? I don’t know if you’re a dog or a cat person. Or even if you’re into pets. Because this blog is about baby cats. Although I’m a dog person from the core of my heart. I guess I can leave a little space for the kittens too. No? So get ready. Because we’re going to learn kitten photoshoot ideas in the cutest ways possible.
So, when you’re capturing pet photos or photos of baby cats, yes that’s a kitten photoshoot. I mean, not that it’s very important or it’ll earn you a lot of money. But you can start your practice by capturing kitten photos. Even if you don’t have any cats, you can go to the foster shelter nearby your house. Because I bet you’ll find many adorable kittens there. Also, I bet you one thing. There must be at least one friend of yours who own a cat or cats. Because owning a female cat and selling kittens has become a business nowadays. Not that I support or like this idea of the baby animals selling. But you can use the chance to capture some adorable faces! Moreover, maybe one of those kitten faces can win over your heart!
Aside from the selling facts, kitten photoshoots can be really fun. You can have a really good time. But yes, if you’re allergic to fur or animals, you can always avoid it.
Some Preparations You Need To Do:
Oh yeah? Kitten photoshoots are fun and simple. But definitely not easy. Because these fur babies are restless. Sometimes it feels like these tiny felines are more restless than our human toddlers. So, you need to be ready for them, yes? Otherwise, it’ll be hell for you to capture kittens.
So, you’ll need some lenses and a DSLR camera. And a pair of skilled hands, that know how to play with camera settings. Of course, every kind of photography needs props more or less. Especially when it comes to babies or fur babies. But you’re the photographer here. What kind of props will be perfect for the photo session is up to your client. You just can give some heads up. Because most clients seek advice from photographers.
Kitten Photoshoot Ideas:
Now that you’re all set. Let’s get some cute ideas!
A Very Hearty Talking Session With The Client:
This is not the human we’re talking about. Animals are rather sensitive. So, they don’t feel very comfortable around the unknown person. Besides, they don’t give a damn about any photo session. So you better talk this through with your client. What makes his pet happy or relaxed, or what irritates his pet? Also, if the kitten has any other sensitivities.
These kinds of things are like a piece of cake to anyone who owns a cat. Or should I say baby cat? If you want a boost in your photoshoot with any fur babies, then it’s wise to talk about this stuff with your client. Because you’ll find it very handy. Trust me.
To quickly zoom in and zoom out, a zoom lens of mid-range is nice to capture the kitten. But if you want to capture photos in a wide aperture then you better use a lens of f/1.4. I know you may wonder why I’m talking about zoom lenses. Because kitten photoshoot is all about macro or detailed photos.
Be A Cat Person Before The Session:
Okay, look. I know it’s not up to you to be a cat or a dog person. Because I’m a dog person myself. But yeah, I don’t hate cats either. And when it comes to photographing cats. You must befriend the little feline. Otherwise, you’ll find a disturbed kitty in front of your camera. And I don’t think you’ll want that in your photos.
If you’re on a tight schedule that you don’t have time for that, it’s okay. You can ask your client to be on your side. At least the kitten won’t get too nervous then.
How To Go For The Eye:
Now, how does one capture a little kitty with a direct front look? I know a little trick though. If the kitten is restless, you just have to ring the bell on the back of the camera. Still don’t get it? All you need to do is just to make a little bit of noise in your direction so that the cat looks directly at the camera. Although it’s safe to tell someone to make that noise while you capture the photo. Because you know how restless they are.
Aperture Priority Mode:
Because you can just make them sit still in one place. Not long than 2 minutes, trust me. Even if you’re capturing one kitty. So? What will you do? In this kind of case, it’s wise to set the aperture setting in aperture priority mode. Because it will help to capture some clear photos. I mean, who wants to capture blurry photos? Even photo editing has its limits.
The Yawn or Meaw:
I mean, not always the photos are going to be perfect. And with a kitten? Hell no. It will yawn at least one time during the photo session. Or if it gets irritated somehow during the photo session, you might also capture its meaw too. Or if you don’t get lucky enough, then no problem. Because the movements of a kitten are always adorable enough.
With Favorite Toy:
Every pet has favorite toys. I’m sure kittens have too. If you want to capture the most playful side of the kitten, then its favorite toy is a must. Because this could be the best props in the kitten photoshoot you’ll ever have. Oh, and don’t forget to set your shutter to burst mode.
Edit Your Photos:
Don’t be in a hurry to upload your photos to the web. Wait till you’re done taking the photos. Then, go back and edit your photos. You can add some special effects like vignettes, starbursts, and so on. It will make your photos look more professional and it will also help you get better results.
A big part of photography is editing if you ask me. So, of course, play with every feature that Photoshop is offering you. Hue and saturation, white balance, shadow, and so on. Most of all, photo manipulation is a must. As it is very creative and calls for a skilled hand, you may want to leave it to a professional like Clipping Amazon.
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