This is my favourite cat snack picture right now, a trio of cute cats having a bite to eat at the cat cafe.
I am trying out Manual settings on my DSLR after my weekend newbies workshop and, although I am getting a lot wrong, every so often I am taking a good picture, like this trio.
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Cute Cats Chow Down
The cats are fed on a regular schedule and it is always so much fun to be there when the food bowls come out.
Camera Settings and Information
As it is winter here in New Zealand I had to increase my ISO. The natural light in the cafe is a bit subdued in spite of the wonderful large front window.
I used an ISO of 800 which is beyond my usual comfort zone of 400. Increasing the ISO made me nervous but as you can see it worked out. because I was guessing at the F-stop (focal length) too and used F5.6. The picture ended up a little bit dark
Cat Group Flash Mob
You might remember our earlier picture about the cats at feeding time. This one is a great favourite because every single tail is perky and straight. I never tire of sharing it as it is so much fun.
STOP PRESS! I have written a beginner’s cat photo post fur the people at Katzenworld.
I know I need to use a slightly faster shutter speed next time and wonder if you ever used a setting that surprised you on your own camera?
Marjorie Dawson (Whskr)
Movie Maker, Picture Taker & Cat Lover
Marjorie is an established blogger who is an award winner at the Cat Writers Association, and a finalist in writing and video categories of the BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards. She is based in New Zealand and reaches worldwide.