Cats are so cute, we just love taking pictures of them. That's a fact. But did you ever ask yourself, whether your cat likes it when you take pictures of it?
In this blog post, we will finally explain how your kitty feels in front of the camera and also how you can make it feel better during the next photo shoot.
Cats don't mind pictures
Your cat neither has bad hair days, nor does it know what cameras or photos are. So don't be afraid of your cat being insulted after you just snapped a picture of it doing something awkward - cats neither like or dislike you taking a photo of them!
For cats, cameras are just one more object in your hand that you are interacting with. They luckily can't grasp the concept of photos and honestly, even if they could, they probably wouldn't care.
Our cats, for example, see us walking around with our phones so much that they don't even recognize it as something unusual anymore. As you will see when you continue reading, this is actually a really good thing!
You taking pictures of your kitty is okay, but...
... the circumstances matter!
Just like with any object or behaviour that you expose your cat to, you should be mindful of their feelings.
A good example is documented in an early blog post by Catster. In short, if you hire a photographer that your cats aren't familiar with and that uses gear that does 'weird sounds', don't expect them to pose like models!
A simple sound like a camera click can scare your cats away if they have never heard it before.
The same goes for a new, huge camera that you just bought and want to try out on your kitties. They probably won't even want to get close to you while you hold that scary thing!
So be mindful of the set, setting as well as people and objects involved when taking pictures of your cat. It will show its grattitude by giving you wonderful pictures - believe us.
Take as many pictures of your kitty as you like, just mind the distance.
Cats generally don't react well towards objects that you stick right in their faces. We consider this a fact.
So please, use a zoom function or buy a small camera that you can wrap a toy around if you want a close up of your kitty.
You don't want your cat to scratch your camera lense. Cats are expensive enough on their own.
Now take amazing photos with these quick tips:
So, we now explained to you that your kitty doesn't mind it when you take pictures of it. Let's take a look at what you can optimize to get Instagram-worthy shots that last a lifetime!
Now you know everything that you need for your next photo shot with your cat. We really hope you found this article valuable and that it helped you answer your question whether your cat likes to be photographed.
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Thank you for reading and talk to you soon!
Nicole and Robert