They tell actors not to work with animals or children if they want to be noticed as both will steal a scene.
They should tell photographers that getting shots of critters is equally tough. I’ve been trying to get some interesting pictures of my cats to update my blog. What I have are anatomy shots.
Butts – Cats, like dogs, think that people enjoy looking (or even, heaven forbid, smelling) their butts. I have a thousand pictures of butts. It they were people pictures, some would definitely be porn. My youngest is not in the least bit modest! It’s embarrassing.
Paws – Turning a camera on means that it’s fair game for paw prints on a lens. Or maybe just pawing it down. Or perhaps just driving the camera-woman crazy. Unlike butt pictures which are always clear, paw pictures are blurred. You could label them UFO sightings and you’d be good to go.
Ears – I know it sounds weird but I can have a perfect head shot but as soon as I press the button they put their head down so all you see are two (or sometimes just one) ears. Like paws, these can be very blurry but you can’t mistake them for UFO sightings.
Bellies – The click of my camera clearly is a signal for a cat, any cat, to roll over. I have delightful pictures of fuzzy bellies without heads or tails. Very macabre.
Tails –The worst are the tail pictures. As soon as I click, the cat jumps out of range and all that I have is the tip of the tail. The picture will make no sense to anyone including me.
Some bloggers get fabulous pictures of their pets. I am convinced they drug them. Maybe dogs are easier. Several bloggers post wonderful pictures of their dogs. No blurring and it looks like the dog is smiling and enjoying the attention.
Unless my cat is sleeping, I can’t seem to get anything worthwhile. Perhaps there is a charm school for cats?
Then again, maybe it’s the inept photographer!