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Feature May 2018 Issue

Capturing That Kodak Moment

One trick to capturing a special photograph is to utilize your cat’s routine and favorite places to perch — having a compliant subject is half the battle!

Capturing That Kodak Moment

Cats won't say 'cheese,' but there are some expert tricks to help you get good shots. The best part is that you don't need a fancy camera. Here's how.

The truth is that cats are generally regarded as non-compliant subjects, and that most professional photographers get few requests to train their lens on them. “Cats, being notoriously cantankerous and uncooperative, will most likely get up and move once you have placed a light near them,” says Michael Weymouth, a commercial photographer who works from his Weymouth Design office in Boston. That makes it difficult to set the stage, so to speak.

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