One of the fun things I have discovered with my telephoto lens is that I can get in close to the cats without disturbing their activities. This closeup cat clean photograph of Toulouse is a summer time shot with a slightly higher ISO than my usual ISO 200.
I took about a dozen photos using continuous shooting mode, some came out OK other were blurry and this was the best shot of all. I have not had to make any adjustments to it. I like the depth of field and the sharpness so noted down some useful information for you all.
One of the most confusing aspects for beginner photographers to wrap their heads around is that a lower f-stop number = a bigger aperture.Click and Learn Photography
Closeup Cat Clean Information
- If you would like to read a useful and not too technical explanation of F-stops so you understand how to use your camera better I recommend Click and Learn Photography who have done a great job explaining everything.
I was told by a photography professional that 200 is a good ISO setting for sharp pictures and good colour so I usually start there. For some reason I had my settings at ISO 400. Toulouse and Thomas had been playing in the garden earlier and evening was drawing in so. F/5.6 is as low as my telephoto lens will go but this gives me a bright picture with a shallow depth of field.
Toulouse would be a perfect candidate for Tongue Out Tuesday and you may see the photo pop up there too.
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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.