Photo Friday: Cats on a Ledge


Puck, being a black cat, is somewhat difficult to photograph and I have very few good photos of his face. This one of him with Frankie is not perfect but I like it. What do you think?

Cats Puck and Frankie.

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26 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Cats on a Ledge

  1. Fozziemum

    I love it..black animals do pose a special problem..outdoors is the best bet or in a sunpuddle inside…I have been able to get some stunning shots of Cleo but some dang awful nes too..where her features are lost in a puddle of black..a shot from below is good..or on their level ..just some things I have found..and if you want use a flash but if your camera allows it change the strength of the flash accordingly 🙂 hugs Fozziemum

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I’ll take any advice I can get. My new camera did not come with a flash and I have yet to fork over the $90 to buy it. I can use my other camera but you know how it is, when you have a new toy you have to play with it. 😉

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      1. Fozziemum

        Mine has just the inbuilt flash..but when I go to the flash mode it has a variety of options for settings.. having a light background helps but who can organise a cat…just sayin 😉

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        1. Charles Huss Post author

          Nobody I know. I have the EOS-M compact camera that only has the hotshoe. I have a flash but it is not dedicated to the camera and it is difficult to get the exposure right.

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          1. Fozziemum

            I see then it is an external flash then indeed 🙂 always good to google tips on flash with your model..you would be surprised at what you find…much better than a manual…:) and no nobody can tell a cat what to do..well not mine anyway and clearly not yours! there are also some great photography sites with tips on pet pics especially when you Dr google black cat photography tips..

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            1. Charles Huss Post author

              I have seen people who do staged cat portraits. I don’t know how they get them to stay where they want them but, to be honest, I am not a big fan of the staged shot. It looks too… staged. As far as the flash, I have a pretty good idea what to do to get a good shot but I don’t control the scene, I notice a great shot then very quietly go to the other room to get my camera and, on a rare occasion, they haven’t moved and if I hurry and take the shot I might get lucky.

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thank you my dear. I am actually a little disappointed because I saw more detail of his mouth in my image editing software. I should have checked again after I saved it.

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  2. Robin

    All black cats can be difficult to photograph. The lighting has to be just right. I think this photo is great! You can clearly see his facial features 🙂 Adding in his brother makes it even cuter!

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  3. pilch92

    That is a cute photo. I know what you mean, I have 4 black cats and they are the ones I have the least amount of photos of.

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  4. Crazy Uncle Mel

    Try 2 sources of light, low lighting behind you and a bit higher than the camera and a brighter one off to the side of the subject.

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