Luna closeup portrait

Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: The camera that you have

It’s always about the camera that one has on hand, especially with cat portraits that are in the moment. When Luna jumped on my lap for some affection the other day, the only camera I had was the iPad.

Luna on lap - iPad Photo

It is lower resolution and optics compared to the iPhone or my DSLR, but pointed correctly it still captures Luna’s features and essence.

This morning, I happened to have the DSLR on hand, and Luna was quite well posed. So it was time for an impromptu photo shoot.

Luna closeup portrait

The photos were a good reminder of what the good camera and lenses can do and the “iThingies” cannot. Here, one can control the optics to get a particularly rich and detailed portrait. Of course, it helps that Luna cooperated by staying relatively still, only moving her head into different poses like a professional model.


The Carnival of the Cats will be up this Sunday at Life from a Cat’s Perspective.

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

6 thoughts on “Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: The camera that you have

  1. Luna looks especially fashionable with her purple collar. You’re right about the cameras. One can really tell the difference when compared! Happy weekend!

  2. We think Luna looks beautiful no matter what, but you’re right … there’s a huge difference in capabilities of camera phones, i Pads, and high-end cameras. :)

  3. We agree, use what you have and get the shot. Both of those photos are nicely framed. We got a dslr camera because it is good for low light and avoids the ‘lazer’ eyes look.

  4. We agree, use what you have.
    We also think Luna is lovely no matter what you use ;)
    However, we do like the “rich and detailed pic”
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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