Making eye contact with your pet or cat is another important trick that will improve your pet photography immediately.
Your job as a photographer is being as interesting as you can be for your cat, so that you can make eye contact.
Eye contact is key for many shots in cat photography.
The expression of your cat’s face is often also important. With some cats, if their ears are turned backwards they look anxious or suspicious.
When your cat is looking right at you attentively and their ears are facing you, those shots look the most warm and open. When people are looking at these photographs they have the feeling the cat is looking right at them. They get the sense that the animal is making eye contact with them.
To get your cat to look into the lens, you can whistle or make a specific noise or you can even use a toy (a feather on a stick works perfect to get Casper’s attention). Hold it high and once you get the cat’s attention, bring the toy down to near the lens so the cat is looking right into the lens. Capture a compelling shot (for example an alerted cat in hunter mode ready to pounce from a prey’s perspective…).
Try this technique and share your results with us in our FB group (see link in the sidebar). Have Fun !
SOME EXAMPLES OF CAT PICTURES WITH EYE CONTACT
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