Post 892: good advice on photographing black cats…or doggies, too, I suppose!

One of my favorite kitty video makers put out an excellent video on photographing dark pets.

If you have one or two (like I do!), you will recognize the problems he identifies, and feel inspiration to try to take those photos of the little darlings that seem impossible.

Or, you can continue to take photos like this one I recently posted of the boys:

dark kitties of the corn

Black cats are hard to photograph!

Sho Ko (Shorty and Kodi) channel on YouTube is fun, nicely done, and worth your time if you like kitties.Take a look if you aren’t familiar with this delightful channel!

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Post 739: a slow Sunday afternoon…

Nothing dramatic happening here today. Of course, I’m deliberately avoiding anything that involves the recent computer issues,  that which I call “Those @^#%*^! Times”.

Just took some kitty photos, as best I could without a cooperative cat. Andy is missing in action (sleeping somewhere…) and Dougy wants to play wand toy games, not pose for pretty pictures.

Dougy won't look my way. I think he expects Andy to come running through the door.

Dougy won’t look my way. I think he expects Andy to come running through the door.

Hmm. Much better pose...but his tail's twitching!

Hmm. Much better pose…but his tail’s twitching!

Oops! Unintentional selfie!

Oops! Unintentional selfie!

Dang! Now my hand's cramping!

Dang! Now my hand’s cramping!

I guess there was a little dram today! Cramp's gone. Whew!

I guess there was a little drama today! Cramp’s gone. Whew!

Close to what I was trying for but...

Close to what I was trying for but…

...Dougy isn't posing. He's getting excited about the camera strap, which he pounces!

…Dougy isn’t posing. He’s getting excited about the camera strap, which he pounces!

Andy signals it's time to feed the kitty.

Andy signals it’s time to feed the kitty. Yep! Knock over all the wastepaper baskets till the Doug (the human one) puts out the kitty food! 

If Dougy doesn't show up soon, Andy will eat Dougy's supper, too.

If Dougy doesn’t show up soon, Andy will eat Dougy’s supper, too.

Dougy’s been off schedule for supper feeding lately, though that doesn’t bother Andy a bit. Later, when Dougy shows up, I’ll fix him some wet food. Andy will eat that, too, if I don’t watch him!

Post 643: “catch a cat on camera” catastrophe

The boys looked really sweet after they got their prettied up at the groomer’s, and I wanted to show you just how cute they turned out this time. Yeah…!

No cooperation and a weak charge on my camera's battery equal crap phtos, such as this one!

No cooperation and a weak charge on my camera’s battery equal crap photos, such as this one!

 

The best of the Dougy photos: "If it's photo forget it. Our best is none too good" as we used to joke at the 69th Signal Company (Photo).

The best of the Dougy photos: “If it’s photo forget it. Our best is none too good” as we used to joke at the 69th Signal Company (Photo). [ Blink! ]

“Maybe I can do better with Andy,” I thought…!

Nope!

Nope! 

Since this sad effort, I’ve recharged my camera battery. Seriously, though, their ‘dos turned out really cute!