Ho ho ho! It’s the purrfectly festive Thursday before Christmas, and I am here to spread some holiday cheer with a paws-itively heartwarming cat photo roundup! Forget the frantic last-minute shopping and to-do lists for five minutes. Put on your PJs, grab a mug of hot cocoa (with extra catnip for your model), and cuddle up for a purrfectly delightful dose of cat photo and video fun..
I have cat photography and smartphone video tips for you to btowse through, including a trip down memory lane with our sweet oldster Dusty with his highly successful video series.
I have been making videos for over five years and discovered what works, and what doesn’t on a smartphone. I make videos with confidence and that confidence comes from practice. If I can do it, you can too!
This post is full of fun tips you can use to make any movie, not just pets. Allow your self to play, have fun and laugh at the wobbly outtakes (or b-roll) as you build your skills and get ready to share your video on Twitter (X), YouTube, Vimeo or Tik-Tok.
This is a splash of lighthearted fun with the potential to create a lovely online greeting to send to your friends, or a poster sized printable. You use the free version of design app Canva, although the Pro version works as well if you have it.
You choose the colours, the photos, the decorations, everything! This post helps you take your first steps to create your own design using the simple user friendly drag and drop interface Canva is famous for.
If you remember the movie travels of our oldster Angel Dusty, they are all gathered on this page.
This page introduces you to his short fun and utterly sweet memories. They are a reminder that not every video has to be perfect, but a good video does tell a story. These were happy times, recording stories of joy and genuine happiness.
A slightly less ‘practical’ post, one that encourages you to find your own way beyond taking simple cat photos. You can move towards finding an intention to create a message, a particular kind of photograph or motif.
Your photograph can speak more than words, if it has focus and intention it can convey a message.
No time for fiddly stuff? Explore the one tool on your smartphone you might have overlooked. Portrait Mode. This simple but great effect adds a soft focus ‘bokeh’ effect around your cat similar to the kind you get from a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. As you can see in the post, it looks fantastic, so give it a try.
Top tool tip. Become familiar with how close you have to be to your cat to activate portrait mode. Your ‘phone may remind you to be adjust your distance for the effect to happen.
If you have been enjoying cat photography then you might want to step outside your comfort zone with an expedition into black and white country. This post goes into the kind of things you want to look for, and has a quick photo tutorial that will give you an idea of how to adjust your colour photographs to black and white.
Simple tips for you to try out movie making with your smartphone. You don’t even have to make a finished movie, a few video clips is a great start with these tips,. This is meant to be low stress and fun so give it a try.