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My First Photograph in Print

I am thrilled to report that I have received a copy of the publicity material for Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe that shows my first photo in print. I am so excited. How did I manage this?

A Really Special Cat Portrait

We all know that taking photos is partly a matter of skill, and partly a splash of good luck – right place, right time, and even an expert will admit to grabbing a photo that was more luck than deliberate photo practice.

This precious image of Richelle Okada and ‘lady boss cat’ Tiger Lily was partly a lucky shot thanks to using ‘sport’ mode, and partly my remembering a couple of things as a cat photographer.

Ground or ‘cat level’ shots, and getting close means your cat photos stand a much greater chance of working. This works for dogs too!

A touching portrait of a cat lover and her cat. Loving demonstration of the cat lovers bond.
  • I mentioned this tip in my cat close-up post and it paid dividends with this picture.

The owners of Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe asked if they could use the image in their publicity brochure and I was happy to give them permission. I have received credit as the photographer too.

As you can imagine, I am thrilled my photograph is good enough to be in print alongside professional photographers’ work.

DashKitten image on the printed publicity for Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe

Taking a Successful Photo for Print

I will do a post on the requirements for submitting a photo to a print publication but briefly, this is what I did to ensure the picture was as print-ready as I could make it.

  • The photo is sharply in focus.
  • The resolution of the photo is very high.
  • The settings are ISO 3200 F 3.5 1/125
  • I made a few slight adjustments to lighten the picture as the background is very pale.
Black and white closeup photograph. Can you take a picture like this?

As I am becoming a big black and white photography fan I experimented with a cropped black and white version too.

Do you have a special image that captures the special human-animal bond?

23 thoughts on “My First Photograph in Print”

  1. Congratulations on getting a photo in print!!! I remember that feeling when Tomlyn purchased one of my photos for use in advertising. You are doing an amazing job with your photos!

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  2. Oh my mouses, Marjorie… CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s a STUPENDOUS photo, for sure. It’s beautiful. I love it. You captured such emotion both on the part of the kitty and the human. GORGEOUS. purrs

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  3. Beautiful photo. Yes, resolution, resolution, resolution. The more information a photo contains, the better it looks and the more adjustment can be done without compromising quality.

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  4. Nice Post! How cool that your beautiful image was printed on a company brochure. What a special honor. It is really a nice naturally captured picture. Nice Job. (Ava, Dachshund Station)

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  5. Congratulations and your photos always amaze me so am so happy that someone is using one of them and giving you credit, you deserve it

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  6. Congratulations, Marjorie! It’s a beautiful photograph, and I’m thrilled that Neko Ngeru used it in their brochure. 🙂

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  7. Love is beautiful in black and white AND color. Take that stupid people who think cats don’t care about us!

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  8. I have to say both colour and B&W work really well, Colour for the brochure and B&W as the study in love and feline and human bonding.
    Great work, Marjorie, you really are getting very skilled at these shots, on the fly or not.
    Purrs
    ERin

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