A fun and practical guide to taking the perfect pics of your cat from the photographer of Cats on Catnip -- a great gift for the feline fanatic in your life.
If you or someone you know loves a cat, chances are they love taking pictures of their cat, too. But cats can be tricky little guys to photograph -- they move quickly when you want them to stay still and are sedentary logs when you're going in for an action shot. Add to that all the variables of shooting indoors vs. outdoors, and it can be a difficult job.
Enter How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats, where professional cat photographer and popular Instagrammer Andrew Marttila (Cats on Catnip, Shop Cats of New York) walks you through all the steps you need to know to take perfect photos of your favorite feline. This lighthearted, gifty guide includes dozens of photos and shares practical information for both amateur photographers and experts alike, all told in a fun, accessible, and lighthearted way.
Whether you're looking to take better photos with your phone or you're trying to master the settings on your digital camera, this is the book that tells you everything you need to know to take awesome snaps of cats.
About the Author
Andrew Marttila is a professional animal photographer best known for his captivating images of felines. He reaches hundreds of thousands of cat lovers through social media where he documents his travels promoting shelters across the country, taking photos for clients, and snuggling his cat, Haroun. Andrew's photography has been featured in Catster, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and the Guardian, and on CNN and MSNBC, among others. Andrew is the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York and author of Cats on Catnip. He lives in San Diego, CA.
As someone who has shared a TV screen with hundreds of cats over the years, I can tell you this: cats hate cameras. Amazingly, Andrew has mastered the art of making the camera disappear, and the result has always been portraits of honesty, vulnerability, and beauty. If you love your cat family members, you should pounce on Andrew's invitation to learn his craft, and capture the true majesty of their everyday moments.—Jackson Galaxy (Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell)
Andrew's powerful feline portraiture and playful writing style come to life in this fun and comprehensive guide on cat photography! Not only does he cover the basics, but he dives into topics like taking photos of black cats, shy cats, kittens in motion, and even cats in a shelter setting. How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats is for every cat lover who wants to step up their game and start sharing crisp, stunning photos of their feline friends -- up close and purrsonal.—Hannah Shaw, aka Kitten Lady
Andrew Marttila effortlessly demonstrates the power of capturing the perfect shot of your furry one. How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats is a go-to field guide on how to make your best furiend look their absolute cutest, even in the most challenging situations.—Cats of Instagram