Your camera can be your best friend. A tool that helps you tell a great story or preserve a wonderful pet moment. Let me give you that dash of photo skill so your fuzzy moments become sharp and clear. You will take amazing pet photos and build photo skills you will love step, by step.
Join me, find out how.
Who is Dash Kitten?
First, let me introduce myself.
My name is Marjorie Dawson and I am an established blogger, literacy tutor and developing pet photographer. I share my own exciting learning journey and experiences here at Dash Kitten.
This year (2020) I have been awarded Certification from the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) for my photography.
How I can help you take great photos
This page is your basecamp as you build total camera confidence and learn new skills.
You can do this one achievable step at a time. You will also have a lot of fun while you learn, so let’s jump in and take those first fantastic steps.
I spotlight here three posts that focus on areas that will grow your skills as a novice camera user, and build your self-confidence as you take more and better pet photos. You will learn:
- How to use your camera – I focus on my entry-level DSLR, BUT smartphone users and compact fans benefit from the advice I share.
- How to Compose Photographs and why it matters most, and
- How a Closeup can Transform your Photos into something amazing.
These articles begin your camera adventures and kickstart your confidence with positive and encouraging results.
- You can also message me for help here.
Using your new DSLR or a mirrorless camera can seem intimidating and complicated, but Cat Photos for Beginner DSLR Users will inspire you to get going fast. I review how to hold your camera, camera modes and settings you can try and, of course, the guidelines apply to all pets. This post received a CWA Certificate in 2019.
Once you have taken lots of photographs you may feel you can improve what you do so how do you start? One of the most important ‘hows’ is covered in this post of the best composition tips. Composition can make a big difference for a small amount of effort by you.
One easy way to start exploring post-production for your photographs is to transform them into black and white. To get the best effect you don’t just use ‘greyscale’. You do this…..
A beginner’s guide to taking great pet photos that cover the smartphone in your pocket or the point and shoot you take on holiday. There are plenty of tips, and tricks, as well as a review of the many benefits of portable and versatile non-DSLR cameras.