The photo tip—Get it While the Gettin’s Good—in my last post applies to pets as well as to kids. I was stitching away at my sewing machine a few days ago and noticed Sundance perched at eye level right in front of me. My camera was close because I was shooting demo pix of the project I was working on so I quickly aimed it at the cat. (Thus employing another tip: Be Prepared. If you have to go get your camera your subject probably won’t be there when you return.)
I wanted to catch those gorgeous eyes head on, but it was not to be.
No matter how I called, clicked, clucked, or whistled, he stared right at me with squinchy eyes.
But that’s a good thing.
Did you know when cats are totally at ease and comfortable with you they’ll do that slow blink and close their eyes. It’s sort of their way of saying “I love you!” How sweet!
Here’s another shot cropped square. Check out the shallow depth of field. His eyes and forehead are sharp while his mouth is just a bit out of focus.
Which crop do you like best? Square or the classic rectangle?