Thursday, April 30, 2009
It was interesting to watch how at ease Will was with strangers. This big boy (and he is large!) allowed Lou to hold him and stroke him, having never met him before. He charmed everyone he met... and still does!
On the way home, Ginny, Ken and I stopped north of Austin to shoot wildflowers in the early morning. Will was an excellent traveller and companion during the whole time he was with us.
Background fabric color for Will: Peat Moss.
Michaelangelo was the cover cat for a calendar published by Cat Fancy as a gift to new subscribers to their magazine. This was my first commissioned calendar!
What a face!
Background fabric color for Michaelangelo: Burgundy.
The kittens are out of RW SGC NorseStar Berit of ForestKatz and RW QGC HattKatts Guri of ForestKatz. Donna called them her "Angel" litter: Ariel, Calli, Faith, Gabriel, Grace and Kadi.
The bubble was put into the image in post processing. This image of the kittens without the bubble was published in Cat Fancy when the Norwegian Forest Cat breed was profiled.
Background fabric color used for these ForestKatz kittens: Green Felt.
Most of my multiple kitten shots are more interesting when one kitten is goofing off ... I think if a photo can make the viewer smile, then it's a success!
Background fabric color used for Barbara Stewart's Ocicat kittens: Black.
One of the cats he plans on using is the gorgeous girl on the left. Piper is a 1 year old Silver Classic Tabby American Shorthair Female. Her name is CH Placer's Piping Hot of Blue Pau ("Piper") and she was brought to me by the owner, Paula Marouk of Bluepau Cattery in Coweta, Oklahoma.
Background fabric color used for Piper: Purple.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My husband, Ken, and I have photographed cats in the States, Canada, Japan and Germany. Ken is my cat wrangler and lighting guy.
Currently, we have a house guest, Michael Broad, who is the creator of http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/ . Michael came with us to TICA's Thunderkatz cat show in Oklahoma City, OK, this past weekend, after which we visited Kathrin and Martin Stucki of A1 Savannahs on a ranch outside of Ponca City, Oklahoma, here in the States.
I'll be uploading the images from the Thunderkatz show to my image computer today and picking out applicable poses for Michael to use on his website. He seemed to have a ball making little movies with his camera at the cat show and during photo sessions in the Photography Room.
I will upload some cat images to my blog in the days to come when I have some spare time but in the meantime, I'll upload some of my favorite shots from past shows.