Readers may be aware that I have a dream of photographing cats in motion, sharp and clear. I am getting there but in the photo fails for September I wanted to share a couple that didn’t work.
If you have read my post about leaping cats you will know that it is the correct settings that matter a lot on your camera. This is one of the best cat photography ideas – if you can pull it off!
As you can see here, I didn’t!
These two tabby cats, Sparrow and Tigger were tussling with a toy and each other at my favourite cat adoption cafe Neko Ngeru. I can’t tell them apart although expert cat identifier and cat cafe host Richelle could probably take a good guess.
Note the economy of movement in the cat laid down in the second picture. He is conserving energy for when his brother falls, ready to leap in and grab the cat toy.
Camera Settings for Fast Cats
For beginners and people who will not fuss overmuch outside photographing cats at home or in a garden, check out ‘sport‘ mode on your camera. It is usually a stylised athlete like this one and it makes taking a successful action picture easier.
Compact cameras and DSLR cameras have this mode and while smartphones might not have a specific
In case you are wondering what the cats look like. Here is Tigger the tabby cat close up. The handsome dude and his brother have since been adopted.