We don’t judge, we know you have more photos of your cat on your phone than anything else. But are they any good? If you dream of Instagram fame for your cat, here are a few simple tricks to capture your furry feline in all his or her glory.
Lil Jon knows what he’s talking about. Okay, maybe Lil Jon has nothing to do with taking photos, but we do encourage you to get low, low, low.
2.Take lots (just remember to delete the bad ones)
What you don’t see on our Instagram feed is all the photos that have motion blur, are too dark, or the cats just aren’t cooperating. Cats are unpredictble and they won’t always sit and stay like a dog would. So we’ve started taking 20 photos for every one we post. That way we have lots to choose from!
3.Use a quick shutter speed for those action shots
Bolt and Keel are always on the move, okay lets rephrase that. Keel is always on the move. On a dark trail or when in need of an action shot, we up the shutter speed to make sure we don’t get motion blur.
4.Get their attention first
If you want your cats to be the next Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat, you have to make sure the photos are about them! Each photo tells a story and depending how you capture can depend on how it tells the story. Your cat’s fans want the story to be about your cat!
Written by: Kayleen VanderRee
Kayleen is currently living her 8 year-old-self’s dream of following her cats around on adventures and taking their photos. You can check out more of Kayleen’s work and noncat related adventures here.