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By shydallah
the cat and the gun:
this is low light shoot,without use the flash

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 12:53PM
A nice fun image....
Ilike it...

puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 1:32PM
It's certainly different, but I found the background rather fussy, so I decided to use Photoshop CS6, go to blur, gaussian blur and set it to around 40. Add a layer mask, then paint in black to bring the cat back into focus. I also made some adjustments with highlights and shadows, clarity. Hope you like it.
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 1:33PM
Oh, a name for your image, how about, kitty kitty bang bang!!!
arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
3 May 2012 6:19PM
a different image from you, good image.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 9:29PM
Very cute. The composition is simple and natural and the shot works well as it is. To take it to the next level, there are two things that need to be improved.

First, the background, which is busy and distracting. A plain background would be much better, though you'd have to think about what colour would work best. Black or white might work but I'm not sure it would be good to have the background the same colour as one of the parts of the subject. Stephen's mod shows what a plainer background would look like but it is really something that needs to be done at shooting time (no pun intended) because properly separating the kitten from the background in Photoshop takes forever.

Second, the light. You're using a slow shutter (too slow, really), high ISO and a wide aperture and yet the shot is still about a stop under-exposed. You need more light so you can get a sharper shot by using a faster shutter (to eliminate camera shake and subject movement), lower ISO (to avoid noise) and a slightly narrower aperture (to get a little more depth of field, though I don't think that's critical). The camera's pop-up flash won't work, here, as it will reflect in the kitten's eyes and turn them bright green like lasers.

Of course, in the real world, your kitten will probably never pose so perfectly with the toy gun again, so suggestions about how you could have taken the shot better may never be put into practice. Smile

paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 10:40AM
A good idea but rather under exposed I fear and you must focus on the eyes. Frank's mod is a great improvement - not sure about the second mod though - a slightly strange effect.

4 May 2012 12:38PM
many many thanks to all for your nice coment and suggestion.i need to learn more from you.
actually i used high speed mode,which shoot 10 photos in one second.may be some photo could be ok.i did not check all.any way apperture and flash are disablled in high speed mode.only expossure can change.if i increase one stop expossure cat body looks like burned,because of white light was dim light.i will try to shoot by my pro movie light to shoot again same subject
without use the flash.this cat eyes is really beautifull eys.flash definitly effect the cat always take my expensive mobile phone to listen music.even cry if itake the phone from the given toy gun in hand.when cat is happy hold the gun by two hand and jump filmy style.
best regards

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