This week’s quick but awesome portrait is inspired by our friend Brian and his sister Dolly’s selfie last week. In her portrait, the camera is pointing upwards at Dolly’s face and she looks spectacularly fluffy and gracious.
Dolly’s portrait reminded me of something my online photography course tutor said:
- Looking up at a portrait subject empowers them, pointing your camera down at your subject diminishes them.
Looking Upwards at Your Cat
With Dolly’s portrait in mind, I thought I would try to take an upwards portrait myself by pointing the camera towards this week’s subject – Toulouse.
I had to zoom in and tilt my camera upwards. He is lit by bright ambient natural light so I did not have to worry about dark shadows. I was pleased that I managed to focus on his eye and capture a lot of detail.
The photograph was processed as a RAW image in Affinity Photo. This allowed me to make some adjustments to his fur, after that a little lightning and his portrait was ready to upload as a selfie of a handsome cat looking upwards.
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