Mews and Nips: How to Take Better Photos of Cats


I take dozens of photos of Allegra and Ruby every week. After all, the more photos you take, the better your chances of getting that one really great shot (and thank goodness for digital photography, right? I’m sure some of you still remember the days when we had to wait for film to be developed.) I’m always striving for better photos with fewer takes, and I liked the 12 tips for taking better cat photos I found on Bored Panda earlier this week.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we announced that Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats with a BIG Attitude is now available for pre-order, on Monday, we offered information on how to get your cat used to being on your lap, on Tuesday, we reviewed the new Mini Cubby glass bowls from PawNosh, on Wednesday, we asked you to vote on a holiday t-shirt design (watch our Facebook page for an announcement on which design will be offered for sale. or check back here tomorrow) and on Friday, we spread the word about the Kickstarter campaign to fund a new tour bus for Samantha Martin and the Acro-Cats. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Flitter Fly toy from Petlinks!

Today’s video of a mother cat hugging one of her kittens is sure to melt your heart – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo by Felicity Berkleef via

2 Comments on Mews and Nips: How to Take Better Photos of Cats

  1. Oxana
    February 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I also remember the time when my dad developed films. I used to take lots of photos when I was a student, and a few years ago I took care of my friend’s cat, and I discovered how amazing they are. Now I am running my own blogs about cats, and I decided to complete Pet Photography Masterclass, that let me better understand what a good photo is, its composition, light and whether or not I should retouch pics. Professional tips and recommendations are very helpful if a pet owner wants to know how to take amazing pics of their pet.

  2. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    December 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I am by no means a great photographer, but I am finding that I really love taking pictures of not just my cats, but the outisde cats I encounter on my morning walks. I’m getting better at it and am really starting to recognize what will, and will not be the right setting. And yes, having a digital iPhone so that many shots can be taken is extremely helpful!


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