Photo Essay

Cat Photography

The Beast Within

I am a new photographer. After years of struggle with a string of point and shoots, I realized they just couldn't do what I wanted them to do. I didn't know why, or even what I really wanted them to do. In December of this year, I got a Nikon D40 for my birthday, and enrolled in a beginning photography course. I am, by now, quite addicted.

I love animals, especially cats. I have six cats, a dog, a chinchilla, three fish, three children and a husband. My house has a bit of the feel of a lunatic asylum. You'd think my kids would count themselves incredibly lucky, but every day I find myself having a conversation about why we can't get a snake, a frog, another kitten. . .

I do most of my practicing on my children and my cats. The cats stay still for longer (especially while basking in perfect, beautiful window light). They are never self-conscious in front of the camera, and do not require bribes. So really, I do a lot of practicing on my cats.

When I was little, I could not understand why my mother did not want more than just two cats. Now I understand. Thank goodness my husband vacuums.

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3 responses

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (24 Oct 2008):

    Oh the poor little Chipmunk :0l
    the photos are nice...

  • Tim Narraway

    Tim Narraway said (24 Mar 2009):

    A good combination of character shots and story. Good luck

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    Deb - this whole package is amazing, keep up your great work!!

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