Wednesday, 30 June 2010


There is another thing that some photographers are good at: Anticipation.

Knowing that something is going to happen and preparing yourself to catch it with your camera. Of course this is not always the way but for the thinking photographer there are loads of things that can be anticipated: the weather, the light, the season, things that are scheduled or as in the case of these pictures, things that naturally follow on from one another...

This is 'Mist' my son's cat, personally I believe him to be solar powered since he spends so much of his time recharging himself in sunny places.

He is very friendly and loves human contact but after a while he will get a little feisty. Then, if you persist he will do his utmost to disembowel your hand.

Without the knowledge of this sequence of predictable events it would be difficult to catch these moments. I don't profess to have taken great pictures but they illustrate a point...

Part of being a better photographer is planning, planning what you need to take with you to ensure that you are able to get the pictures you want. Planning not just the equipment and materials but also the ideas - and I don't mean that you have to know exactly what you are going to come home with but that you should have an idea of what you hope to achieve.

And finally - if you want to photograph a cat like Mist - Take plenty of Elastoplast.

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