Written by Marjorie Dawson

A Kitten Photo Fail

A Kitten Photo Fail

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I have written about my adventure learning to take better cat action photos and also reported that over time I improved a lot. But, I have to admit, this kitten photo fail is one the really made me laugh! Thanks to Melissa and Mudpie for the opportunity to share.

Our foster kittens were gaining in confidence and I was been super keen to try some action shots with my Canon 1300D and my 50 mm prime lens. As you can see Jet, our black foster whirlwind got the better of me and leapt up to the window bed at lightening speed and it was only when I downloaded the images I realised how funny this shot is.

Unsuccessful Capture of a Kitten Photo FridayFail
Almost a Jet Take off! ISO 200 f2 1/250

Trying Out Modes on Kittens

I tried Aperture Priority to start with as it can be a ‘go to’ mode for great cat pictures. Then fiddled with my camera taking lots of photos and finishing up with these settings for my almost kitten photo. ISO 200 f2 1/250. After these disasters I decided that I would try my smartphone for kitten photos and discovered so much useful stuff I blogged about it to encourage kitten and cat fosters to take their own adoption photos.

Bonus Kitten Posing Shot

I could not leave you without showing you what Jet really looks like. He has been adopted and his name is now Jet(hro).

And yes, this photo was taken with my DSLR (ISO 200 f1.8 1/250. The depth of field is a bit too shallow but it captures Jet’s good looks perfectly.

Confident foster kitten Jet.
Perfect Kitten Shot ISO 200 f1.8 1/250

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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5 thoughts on “A Kitten Photo Fail”

  1. Latte is infamous for causing photo fails! She’s just too fast for Kat to get a good picture!

  2. dood !!!! two funny 🙂 anda nice capsure bye foster mum marjorie

    we send de best oh fishez and happee gotcha day wizhez two ewe JEThro
    all de best in yur new forverz home ♥♥♥

  3. That made me thin k of the sayings…’Hang in there’ and ‘I think I can’!

    Yes, I giggled too!

    Jet is such a precious little cat:)
    Glad he got adopted.


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