Everything I Know About Photography, I Learned from My Cat

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Read about how snapping pictures of my cat has given me inspiration and valuable lessons about film photography.

When I started snapping pictures with my first lomo camera— a Holga 120CFN— I knew very little about what I was doing. Everything I now know about Lomography, I learned from taking pictures of my cat.

I learned about focus:

I learned about shadows:

I learned about 3D:

I learned about light leaks, bulb mode, and overlapping frames:

I learned about depth of field:

I learned about fisheye:

I learned about flash:

I learned about redscale:

And finally, I learned about making a taking that involved a cat, but wasn’t just about the cat.

I have found that my cat has inspired me to take more risks and grow more as a photographer. Consequently, as my dear little pet kitten has grown, so have my photography skills.

In case any of you were wondering, her name is Olive.

written by 0live on 2012-11-27 in #lifestyle

12 Comments

  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Love this article, I understand it so well, it's happening to me too! :D

  2. steffilove
    steffilove ·

    The same for me

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I like the perspective you took on this article.

  4. pam-stach
    pam-stach ·

    a really interesting way to learn about photography - what a brilliant idea :)

  5. 134340
    134340 ·

    lovely article!

  6. dangab19
    dangab19 ·

    Qué fotogénica resultó Olive!

  7. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    I'm learning the same way through my dog. :3 But your pics of Olive are absolutely amazing. >^.^

  8. keni
    keni ·

    good one!
    I love cat too!
    but cat doesn't.

  9. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Yay cats! Great article.

  10. 12_12
    12_12 ·

    Cats are your best friend!

  11. drusille
    drusille ·

    So lovely

  12. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    meow-tastisch!

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