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I’m searching for a new job. Photographer. Anyone with an iPhone is a photographer now. Need one? There are tons of poorly composed images. As in, bad composition. No matter. The tons of bad pictures make it hard to do business as a portrait photographer. You already have many many pics. The need to have a good one is much less when you consider the cost to pay for a good shot. Commercial? Not so easy either. If any of it were easy I guess there would be a great many professional photographers. I guess it’s easy enough. There are a lot of professionals. Big camera = professional? I wish. For the purchase price of a Nikon DSLR you are in! Hardly… as in nope! I fancy myself a cat portrait specialist today. They posed. Quirky, or straight on and into my camera. It works. I have better shots of cats than of my kids lately. Ha, my cats are captive and available.

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There is no posing with cats. They do behaviors in their own time. Yawn or otherwise is not a thing that I can conjure. Spontaneous, it’s a fortuitous capture.

Lie still, don’t move. That works for me most of the time. I move in and shoot. They stare at me like I’m out of my mind. It works for both of us. No group shots please.

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Elle, my most favorite cooperative model. She would run at the sight of a camera when we first met. Now, she’s resigned. What? Picture time? Ho hum…. She hides. I hunt her down…

Do you need a portrait? I know someone…

 

 

2 responses

  1. I love this line: ‘….they stare at me like I’m out of my mind’. That says ‘cat’ like nothing else. They are so into themselves that anything, anyone else is an odd foreign object either to be taken over and used, conquered (as in eaten) or ignored. Your photographs show them at their quirkiest.

    March 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

    • Yup, it’s entertainment. Diverse personalities, one an all, I have a separate and collective relationship with them all.

      March 3, 2019 at 10:25 am

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