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May 08, 2010 10:29 |  #1

This is our kitten Gandalf showing his great eyes and licking motion.
I would love to hear from you about improving the photo.


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May 08, 2010 10:34 |  #2

It's pretty good as it is. I think you did a good job under the circumstances.

For better results try to get somewhere where there's better light - the lighting on the cat is fairly even and as such looks quite flat and dull. That's easier said than done, of course - cats go where they want to unless you trick them :)

Did you fire the flash from the camera? You might want to try bouncing the flash off a nearby white wall, that will add some three-dimensionality to the image.


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May 08, 2010 10:48 |  #3

As you know, cats will pose only if they want to... I got him with a window with blinds on his back and his left side. Very sunny day.
I used shutter 1/60s, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400 (probably too high), used flash and red eye on, focal at 55mm.
I agree, my flash should not go on with so much light around, but it did.
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May 08, 2010 11:25 |  #4

I think you definitely needed some flash, but the hard bit is trying to get away from the on-camera flash look. He's a lovely looking cat, I miss not having ours around.


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May 08, 2010 12:49 |  #5

It has a gray cast to it that can be helped in PP. It would make a huge difference to do a curves or levels adjustment.


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May 08, 2010 12:57 |  #6

juxtagirl wrote in post #10144640 (external link)
It has a gray cast to it that can be helped in PP. It would make a huge difference to do a curves or levels adjustment.

This.

Up the contrast and see if you can't improve the white balance.




  
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May 08, 2010 13:03 as a reply to  @ PhotoCupcake's post |  #7

Used the curves... how is it?


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