Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Word—Mackerel

Have my furrends noticed that TW has been taking better quality pictures of me lately? I've noticed it and that's what really counts. No, she hasn't gotten new glasses or anything like that. Of course you'll still see blurry out-of-focus fotos since we still use file footage occasionally. I'm going to share the secret why TW has been taking clearer pics.
  • She went back to her older Olympus SP-320 camera. It's the first digital point and shoot she ever owned. She swears by Olympus cameras. She's had 2 digitals since then but that camera is still the best.
  • She read Glogirly's hints for taking pictures of four-legged models such as myself. TW read them and took them to heart, making her own important adjustments.
  • The mackerel setting became her friend.
Mackerel setting is circled.
Glogirly suggested getting as close to the subject as possible in bright natural light and shooting. That wouldn't work for us. The only time we have bright outdoor lighting in the condo is from sun rise until about 9 a.m. and both myself and TW are sleeping during those unGodly hours. TW needed to find something that worked to help her show my true stunningness in fotos. Then she started using the Mackerel setting, which is depicted as a stoopy flower symbol on most cameras. Don't ax me why they didn't use a symbol that looked like a fish. I suppose that would be too obvious. If you're rich or really into Photography, you have a swanky camera with a special mackerel lens. TW used to have one of those back in the Stone Age. You know BDC—Before Digital Cameras.

As for the fotos: judge for yourself.

Before



After



Pretty startling, isn't it. Cos, she still insists on cutting the tip of my ear off. FWIW, I still think these flashy things are going to blind me someday. What are some of your human's photography tricks?

29 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a big difference for sure. Gorgeous photo! We don't have any camera tricks, we are so novice in that department and also need a better camera...someday. Have a great day CK!

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  2. Those are cool photos, even with your ear tip cut off like a feral, CK! My human much prefers natural light to flash, but sometimes if there isn't much light and we kitties are playing, she has to resort to it. And I have to say, the flash does catch Binga making some funny faces... which is why she included the flash photos in this week's Wordless Wednesday post.

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  3. My dear, it is literally impossible to take a bad photo of you. You're my pin-up girl fo'SURE!

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  4. Now with that setting we can see you in all your stunningness Keisha. Clever TW. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. We live in a linked house which means the only natural light we have come from either the front or the back. So Mommy has to always use the flash or she'll end up with blurry photos....until 2 days ago.

    She decided enough was enough (of our laser eyes and the harsh colors) so she went off to get herself a few swanky new stuff to add to the camera. She's still learning how to use it (with us as her test subjects of course) so you'll see the results on our blog, hopefully soon.

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  6. Pawesome results, CK! We may have to get the head peep to dig out her old Olympus digital with mackerel, too. She takes all of our pictures with her phone. It has to get better than that.

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  7. Beautiful photos ! Mum takes all our pictures with the phone, she doen't even have a camera. Moreover, she's not a very good photographer...

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  8. I agree with Rumbles, you are always stunning but those pics are darn good!

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  9. Darling CK, you're gorgeous no matter what quality the pictures are!

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  10. WOW u can teachin an old dog....er...Human new tricks!

    PAWSUM PHOTOS OF A PAWSUM KITTEH

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  11. we are trying some of Glogirly and Katie's suggestions for getting better photos too...and so far, we think it is better. Mom can't find the mackerel setting on her camera MOL

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  12. Mackerel setting! I knew it was there but I've never used. Gotta try. Thank you for the tip! The difference between before and after photos are amazing. You look totally stunning, CK!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the tips from Glogirly! Of course, #5 is the hardest and possibly the most important! You are a gorgeous kitty!

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  14. I am usually running after a goat. No time for perfect photos. Just lucky to get any photo

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  15. Wow, that Mackeral setting sounds delicious. Um, we mean "great!"

    CK, we love all pictures of you, no matter what.

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  16. Girl you look GREAT, fish or no fish! PURRZ! ^5

    Selina

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  17. I also read that post and Glogirly gave some tips in a blog comment too. I don't know if my camera has a mackerel setting, probably not I guess. TW seems to know more about taking pics than me MOL I also don't have great natural light or great backgrounds in my house so I've been doing a lot of outdoor photo shoots. But you're an indoor kitty so I guess you couldn't do that. I think the after pic looks really nice!

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  18. C.K., who would have thought you could be anymore stunning, but jeepers, you sure are. We won't sit still for any going to get the flashy box falderal so Mom usually has just about enough time to grab her phone and snap. She does delete the really bad ones. We are looking forward to many more high-quality photos of you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  19. WOW!!!! and WOWOW!!! I didn't think stunning could be even more stunning!! Be still my beating heart!! I think The Staff uses a camera with a tuna setting. She should get with the program!!!

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  20. Every time we think we are purrrrfect, our humans says that no lens will work to photograph a pile of black cats and she just takes a bunch to make up for it.

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  21. What a difference CK! That mackerel brings out even more of your gorgeousness and of course that's a good thing...Momz better look for the mackerel on her camera now

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  22. Whoa! I gotta make Jen read that post about photos!

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  23. Great pictures and that is a stunning picture of you at the end. Well, all of them are actually, but the one at the end is fabulous!

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  24. I love the morning light on the Catio and the big zoom lens--I get my best portraits that way. Afternoon sun on the sport setting with the wide-angle is best for crazypants action!
    Mommy Trish xx

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  25. Wow, could you be any more stunning, CK??

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  26. Well color us impressed, CK!!! And kidos to TW!
    She's doing a pawsome job of capturing your stunningness.

    ...but mackerel setting??? MOL!!!!

    Thanx for the ever so cool shout-out!
    Glogirly is beaming with pride.
    -Katie

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  27. Wow. I am bowled over by your stunningness. My stoopy Human doesn't know any camera tricks. It's pretty sad. Sometimes I think she doesn't even really TRY to show me off.

    She just says, "Well, it's hard to get good pictures of all-black cats," as if that's some kind of reason.

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  28. CK, those pictures are definitely good. But DO tell her to back off a little to include your ears! Is there a teeny tiny chance you are speaking of the Macro setting? Your translation to Mackerel is genius. My humans' camera has that flowery thing, but they never thought to use it for CAT pictures. Assuming it should be used for FLOWER pictures. Duh.

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