Written by Marjorie Dawson

Photograph of a White Cat

Photograph of a White Cat

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Check out Harvey’s white cat portrait, I am so pleased, even though it’s not perfect. I love learning about camera settings it’s a lot of fun and so inspiring.

I am developing a series on my DSLR camera for Beginners which I hope everyone will enjoy. I aim to make it fun not stuffy and boring. At best the pictures will get better and if I report a fail then we can laugh and learn together.

Learning About Camera Settings

I love Harvey so honouring him with the best pictures I can create really matters to me. He is the perfect model.

Harvey Full Face Aperture Priority Shot
Harvey Full Face Aperture Priority Shot

Puzzling out ‘Av Mode’ on my Canon

I am pleased with this picture. It is my first try at using Aperture Priority. This is Av on my Canon. It may be an A on your DSLR if you have another type of camera.

At the moment I can see that Av mode allows me to zoom in on a face or close item, and have a softly fuzzy background that frames it perfectly, but I will need to explore this further in another post.

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Marjorie Dawson

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.

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17 thoughts on “Photograph of a White Cat”

  1. Harvey is so handsome. My husband takes all of my blog photos but I am trying to do more with my iPhone. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. We joined your Pet Parade. Like your picture and hope to get to know you and your cats better.
    Crystal And Daisy Mae

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  3. You did a great job with the photo of Harvey. His face is clear and what is not important is out of focus.

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  4. Aperature priority just means that you are setting the aperature (f-stop) and letting the camera choose all the other settings. The lower the number on your aperature like f1.8 or f28 will let in the most light and have a narrower depth of focus. So, your subject will be in focus, but the focus will drop off quickly and become blurry.

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  5. Great picture of Harvey, I need to start actually using my camera again, instead of the phone. ~Alasandra

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  6. Sometimes I wish I could go back to dumb picture mode – where everything was so much easier. I think I said this before – but truly wonderful picture of Harvey!

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  7. The photo has come out well. I am guilty of mostly using the auto setting on my camera but intend to start experimenting with the other settings.

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