Damn Cat - C&C and tips for reshoot

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  1. agoodey

    agoodey TPF Noob!

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    So my damn girlfriend wants a shot of her damn cat to put on a damn canvas. Can I get the thing to stay still for 2 seconds? Can I heck. I've spent hours and filled up memory cards trying to get a decent shot of the damn animal.

    This is the best I have come up with so far. She (the girlfriend not the cat) quite likes it, but I am determined to do better. I know there are issues with this, not least the amount of blown out areas.

    So any C&C and tips on how to get a better shot of the bloody thing would be greatly appreciated. I have a Nikon D40 and only the on-camera flash. It's still pretty grim here at the moment so mostly shooting indoors, but I am waiting for an opportunity to shoot her (with the camera first and then possibly a rifl.....) outdoors.

    Thanks in advance!

    P.s. I love animals really. Gotta go, she's just thrown up on the carpet (the cat, not the girlfriend!)

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  2. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lol, thats just a funny post. sorry no cc on it. looking forward to see what everyone has to say tho...
     
  3. Mulewings~

    Mulewings~ TPF Noob!

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    Give the cat some kitty downers?
    Seriously, catch the thing asleep.

    ...and take lots and lots and lots of shots, something will turn out.
     
  4. Goontz

    Goontz TPF Noob!

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    Brilliant post :lmao: Sharpness is key, I think. Eyes must also be in focus and sharp.
     
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    You can try playing with the cat until it is exhausted. Once it is tired, it will usually find a nice shady spot to sit and relax. You don't want a picture of it asleep, but one where it is just relaxing and not moving all that much. Hopefully, it will pick a spot next to nice window lighting. Any cat owner will tell you that you can't get a cat to do what you want it to, no matter what.


    Example:

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  6. Boomn4x4

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    Use the same technique I used to get my first nudes....Chloroform
     
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    :lmao: @ the post
     
  8. Geaux

    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA @ post #6
     
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    I'd say your pic is already great ! Not helpful but honest !
     
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    :lmao: Boomn4x4
     
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    Man, what a guy's willing to do for a *****...

    :)

    EDIT: aww wordfilter haha... as if there's any doubt to what it's filtering..
     
  12. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This entire post is funny and i think your shot is ok. The cat looks like a grumpy old man.
     

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