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5 Low-Cost Photoshoot Ideas for Cat-Lovers

By Rach DePaoli | Inspiration

You may think that in order to get professional-looking photos of your cat, you need to bust out funny props or expensive equipment and force your cat to cooperate. We have some different ideas, ones that will keep your cat happy and you scratch-free – you just have to make sure to set up their space to your own advantage.

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Trying to force your cat to do anything is a bad idea, but if you can create a scene that they will naturally want to explore or nap in, you just solved the majority of the hard work. 

Once you are finished taking photos of your cat, head to BeFunky’s Photo Editor to edit your photos. If you want some help going through that process, make sure to check out our article on How to Photograph and Edit Your Cat Photos – this article also includes helpful tips for when you do photograph your cat.

Much-Needed Inspiration for Your Cat’s Photoshoot

If you are needing a little extra nudge in the right direction when it comes to creating an idea for a photo shoot, read through these inspirations below to get a better idea of where to start! When you are finished with your shoot and ready to edit, Befunky’s Photo Editor is the perfect next step.

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The Candid Photoshoot

This is one of the easiest photoshoot ideas since you are just making yourself available to shoot whatever your cat feels like doing. Keep them inside or take them outside to explore. This kind of shoot is extremely cute with kittens who are ready to explore for the first time.

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If you are wanting a bit more control over this shoot, you can choose different themed or colored toys you want them to explore. The point of this shoot, though, is to let your cat take the lead!

The Beauty Shot

If you have a unique-looking cat, take a standard beauty shot to show them off. They may have cool eyes or unique features like a furless cat.

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Whatever their unique feature, you are going to want to take a photo of them in the correct lighting to get this kind of beauty shot. You may even want to set out a blanket and put up a backdrop. If you don’t have a lot of equipment, a sheet draped over the back of your couch or over a couple of chairs goes a long way. Get creative to get the shot!

Once you are ready to edit, use the DLX and A.I. correction tools for enhancing your cat's beauty. These are powerful smart tools that help to immediately balance the highlights, shadows, and saturation of your image, without having to navigate that yourself.

The Prop Photoshoot

If your cat is the cooperative type, get some props and make it a weekly or monthly thing that you do. Who knows, maybe your cat could be the next big thing on social media.

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If you are into this sort of thing, you may want to invest in a small lighting setup so that your shots will look a bit more studio-like rather than just candid. It will really help to sell the experience to your audience.

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The Naptime Shot

This is the photo shoot for the curious and calm photographers out there – the ones who like a low-stress situation. Admit it, your cat sleeps a lot. All you have to do is catch your cat in the best light while they are sleeping and you’ll get some really incredible photos.

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You can even set up a basket and blankets in a sunspot around your house to lure your cat where you want them. If your cat is one that becomes more playful when they wake up, try bringing a toy with you towards the end of their nap to get some cute, slow, and playful shots.

While editing, if there is something that you are itching to remove, try using the Clone Tool to remove any excess cat hair or eye sleepers.

The Box Photoshoot

If you need a low-budget way to get your cat to cooperate with a photoshoot – put a box on the ground. As you know, your cat will most likely begin to explore this on their own and all you have to do is start taking photos. Try getting on the same level or taking shots from above with a treat in your hand.

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You can do this with any open container – a cereal box, a knocked-over hamper with clothes strewn, a basket, or just a plain cardboard box. 

Having a Photoshoot for Your Cat Is Easy!

Having a photoshoot for your cat is easy. With any of these ideas above, you can create an environment for a professional-looking shoot right in your own home. Once you are ready to edit your photos, use BeFunky’s Photo Editor to make any adjustments you may need.

Photo Editing, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified