Not all steps around my house are created equal! Some are more fun than others. Like these. I love running up them, and making my human play catch up.
Then once my human has gotten herself situated, I’m willing to pose for some photos. As long as there are treats, of course.
But before we go any further, I have a photography lesson for you! Don’t worry, I’m not going to use my human’s fancy photography talk. It’s very simple and can be used for both phones and most cameras.
See how nice this photo of me is? That’s because my human used a manual setting that most of you would use as “Portrait” mode. Portrait mode is especially for close ups of faces.
This is what happens when you leave the camera in regular mode! Plus you have to get a lot closer to the face. As you can see, it makes my face look less fluffy and it’s nowhere near as pretty. Shooting close ups of humans in portrait mode is especially important because otherwise they will be very unhappy and want you to delete the photo. So always use portrait mode when shooting close ups of humans and kitties.
Okay, I’m done now!
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thanks for the tip! I had totally forgotten about portrait mode! I especially laughed when you said the human will get angry and want you to delete their photo lol. Sounds like me!
BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum says
Great advice Summer…when BellaSita Mum getss new cammyra unpacked mee will check fore Portrait settin!
**purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum
Cathy Keisha says
TW usually uses the macro setting for closeups of me. Our camera is the first digital camera ever made and don’t have the portrait setting. Great tip that I’ll pass along to Pop.
LESLEY CASTLE says
Good to know 🙂
Catherine lingg says
You always look great Summer. Thanks for the tip
Emma and Buster says
LOL on the last photo. It makes us happy that even you take this kind of photos.
Nice photos, Summer. And we liked your great photo tip!
Ivan and Izzy from WMD says
Thanks for the tip, Summer. We’ll tell our mom to get with the program!
You look cute in any mode sweet Summer!
Melissa & Mudpie says
Pawsome tip, Summer!
Athena and Marie says
Hi Summer! What a great tip! I don’t think I got a portrait mode on my iPhone (which is what I purrsonally use) BUT I do know there is one on the real camera. We have been so furry busy with all the snow and Mom working a big conference last week BUT we are (almost) back to normal, We loved the shots of you at the hospital and the cat show and the pet shops! I think I need to get out more and I need more shots of me (and Koz and Jo Jo and Cinnamon). Talk later! Marv
Ellen Pilch says
I think you look good in any photo, but I agree portrait mode was better. XO
Great tip you gorgeous kitty!
The difference is clear to see. Thanks for the tip.
pat k says
Thanks for the photo lesson.
Erin the Cat Princess says
I wonder who got fitter from that photoshoot?
That is a great picture tip. Mrs H thought portraite mode was just for making the rectangle stand on end!
Toodlepips and purrs
The Florida Furkids says
Ernie the Island Cat says
Thanks for the photo tip, Summer!
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
You both got exercise running up the steps.
My Mom forgets she HAS other settings on her camera – I’ll have to remind her to use Portrait when she’s taking a photo of my big fat face (tee hee).
Mickey's Musings says
Good post Summer!
It does make sense to use the “portrait” setting on the phone to get better close up pics.
Mum does not always use that setting 😉 Now she will.
For most of my posts, mum uses her big camera.