We were out for lunch this rainy Friday, walked out to the parking lot and saw this ‘baby’ under a car… wet, friendly, sweet and very lost. She is about 5-6 weeks old and apparently got separated from her mama somehow. So, my oldest son decided that he had a new pet and the rest is history!
You have to admit that there are not too many things cuter than a kitten!
(most of these shots are straight out of the camera but this one was edited in Memory Manger to darken the contract)
She has stolen all the hearts in this house,
including our dog who has taken on a new job as nanny!
…she has proven to Chris that she loves watching Sunday afternoon football (as much as I do!) so he says she can stay!
It rained all weekend…and even though our baseball games were all rained out that didn’t stop Evan from playing ‘baseball’ in the driveway. I love rain photos – – just be careful not to get your camera wet!
Most of these baseball photos were taken with a high ISO 1000 because it was dark and rainy, f stop 2.8 and ss 1/500 to capture the action.
The kitty photos were taken indoors with the ISO set to 2500, f stop 2.8 and a very slow ss 1/32, because it there was not much light coming in the window with such an overcast day. I generally don’t shoot lower than 1/200 with my kids but sometime you have to sacrifice clarity for exposure!
We had a happy relaxing weekend! Hope you did too!
A few Camera Mom Tips for photographing pets:
- Turn the flash off! This will avoid the green eye problem.
- Be patient and wait for your shot.
- Get animals interacting together when you can.
- It helps to have someone stand behind you to get the pets attention because you can’t tell them to look at the camera…or you can tell them but they won’t know what the heck you are talking about!
- Keep treats in your pocket (instead of candy!) to keep them interested.
- Get on their level.
- Pay attention to your background and move around to avoid complicated backgrounds.
- Get their face in the shot.
- Pets like natural light as much as people.
- Grab the shot when you can; unlike your kids you can’t redo your pet shots very well, once they run out of the room or under the chair they are gone!