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Everything I Know About Photography, I Learned from My Cat

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

12 comments

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

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

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  2. steffilove

    steffilove

    The same for me <3

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  3. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I like the perspective you took on this article.

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  4. pam-stach

    pam-stach

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

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  5. 134340

    134340

    lovely article!

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  6. dangab19

    dangab19

    Qué fotogénica resultó Olive!

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  7. diomaxwelle

    diomaxwelle

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

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  8. keni

    keni

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

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  9. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    Yay cats! Great article.

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  10. 12_12

    12_12

    Cats are your best friend!

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  11. drusille

    drusille

    So lovely <3

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  12. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    meow-tastisch!

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