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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I was messing around, taking pictures of my kitten, Bear, and this one is so cute I just had to post it! (Please ignore the little speck of food on his ear... he's very enthusiastic about eating, and sometimes I miss a piece!) :-D On another note, anyone have any tips for avoiding eye-shine in pics? In most of the shots I get of him, his eyes are glowing like he's some kind of little furry alien...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM
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Super cute!! I've found that my cats photograph best in good lighting, no flash. Good luck!
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He's so cute!! How old is he?

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Bear is adorable! The only way to get eyes to look natural is to turn off the flash. To do this, you will need to take the photos in a well lit area. Try taking a photo of Bear using natural light from a window or a door. Try to position him where he is facing the window to get the maximum amount of light into his eyes. Hope this helps!
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Sooo cute... I have yet to get a decent photo of my very fidgety kitten! Xxx collar matches fur perfectly!
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On another note, anyone have any tips for avoiding eye-shine in pics? In most of the shots I get of him, his eyes are glowing like he's some kind of little furry alien...
I posted on this the other day. If you're going to use flash, don't shoot directly into the eyes as there's a sort of mirror at the back of a cat's eyes that will reflect the light straight back at the camera lens. Shoot at an angle and the light willl bounce off in the opposite direction. Experiment until you get the idea.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! Bear Bear has me wrapped around his finger haha. He had a severe parasitic infection when I got him (he was born to a feral mother and I didn't get him until he was at least 2 months old; the people I got him from who live near the colony were unsure exactly when he was born) and he had rampant diarrhea so bad that it scalded the fur off his butt, ankles, and the base of his tail, and I was giving him multiple baths a day... after all of that you can't help but be attached, haha. The vet was not positive about him living but thank God he made it... he's a little fighter! Based on developmental markers, I think he's about 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 months old, but he's really small as the parasites stunted his growth. Thank you for the suggestions about the flash. I have tried not using it in the past and my pictures are super blurry, so I may just need a nicer camera. :-/ Not on the top of my list unfortunately, seeing as little bits has seen the vet probably 8 times in the month and a half I've had him! Jusjim, I tried taking pictures from all sorts of angles, and ended up with multiple bad pictures of different angles of the eye flash... is there a specific angle you use?
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Oh, and Delders, thanks! I'm so excited that he can finally wear the collar... he was too small until about a week ago. Yay for progress!
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Bear is adorable. I have found that things like cleaning up diarrhea multiple times does create a bonding situation.


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For photography angles, just try to get him facing light from a window or a door. He doesn't have to be facing it perfectly as this will give some dimension to the photo. The great thing about digital photography is it doesn't cost anything but your time to give it a try. Also, try holding a toy or treat in one hand to hold his attention.
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