Perth Pet Photographer - Is this the hardest subject to photograph?

I love photographing cats and I’ve been doing it for most of my life.  However, cats do as they please and therefore they aren’t the most co-operative subjects to put in front of your camera.  Watch the short slideshow (inc some bloopers) of the photoshoot and read to the end to get my my 5 best tips to creating better images of your cat.

When Pebbles and Gilbert arrived at my studio last Friday, a thunderstorm was about to hit Perth.  These 5 month old kittens went straight into exploring mode and it was my job to get them to relax and connect with me.  Luckily, I speak Cat.

If you find it difficult to get gorgeous photos of your cat then check out my 5 top tips: 

  1. Check the background, if there is lots of clutter then remove it.
  2. Be patient.  If you cat is stressed then you need to wait until they are more relaxed to get good shots.  Remember too that cats have short attention spans.
  3. Use a favourite toy to entice.  Cats often don’t respond to sounds like dogs do as they are more visual so stick to their favourite toy to create energy.
  4. Use a trail of treats to entice them to an area where you’d like to photograph them - If you pick a cat up and place them where you want them, they will inevitably move.  It must be on their terms.
  5. Finally, have your camera settings already worked out - you can then concentrate on taking the photograph… and you often need to be quick.

Your pet, like Pebbles and Gilbert, maybe just a youngster or perhaps they are now in their twilight.  It doesn’t matter.  Photographs are a return ticket to a moment in time that’s otherwise gone forever.  

Contact us to discuss how you would like us to photograph your pet.  We also have gift vouchers for your loved ones that start from only $150.00.  Call on 0434 549 372 or email jane@janeearlephotography.com

Love and light

Jane Earle

www.janeearlephotography.com

Photographer, Northern Beaches Perth, Perth Pet Photographer

 

Perth Pet Photographer - Love is all you need... the rest is an illusion

Last November, Ally decided to have her gorgeous young cat, Lunar, photographed and so she brought him to my Studio.  

Lunar stepped out of his carry-box and strutted around my Studio like he owned it.   He made sure my job was not easy and I worked hard to photograph him in all his Supermodel/Vogue glory.   I remember sprinting up the stairs after him with my big camera and chuckling to myself about how much I love my job.    Cats hold their own space and no one can change that about them.  I love that.

Last week Ally contacted me to let me know Lunar was ill with liver disease.  He's only 18 months old... how could this be?  He started to show some improvement and I was praying, along with many others on social media, that he'd be ok.

Last night I received the message that broke my heart. It was time to let Lunar go to Rainbow Bridge - his liver was shutting down.   As a fur child Mum, I felt Ally's pain and I know what it's like to hold your fur baby as they pass from this world to the next. But, Lunar is a lucky boy.  He is loved to the moon and back by his human parents.  He transitioned with love and his human family was around him.  They could not have given him a greater gift.

My gift to them was my ability to photograph their beloved Lunar and capture his essence for all time through these images.  Watch the slideshow and be moved by his outstanding beauty. These images are now priceless to his family.

If you only take one thing away from this blog then know that love is really all there is... the rest is simply an illusion that masks the truth.  Remember what really matters.

If you would love me to photograph your pet then contact Jane Earle Photography on 0434 549 372.

Love and Light

Jane Earle, Photographer, Perth