Today’s portrait is of one of the newest cats at my favourite cat cafe Neko Ngeru, in Petone, New Zealand. He has not been around long but has made a big impact.
Are you ready for your closeup shot Mr Valentin?
Of course, he is, just look at that pose. I was able to get reasonably close with my DSLR then zoom a tiny bit more.
I made a few small adjustments using Affinity Photo. I dodged his right eye a small amount and gently lightened the fur around his face.
As well as being a beautiful long haired young gentleman, he is playful and patient with customers. He allows petting and cuddling and loves it when everyone takes his picture, not just me!
- NOTE: Dodge and Burn techniques are covered here. They are fun and can make a big difference to your photos.
Heads up: I created a promotion cat cafe movie for the school holidays here in Middle Earth! I had a lot of fun with some simple cat cafe shots.
Why don’t you try making a movie with my tips here?
- I created a lovely cat close-up here too!