How to Photograph Cats: Black and White Pet Photography by Jesse Freidin

It's not every day that I get a pet photography commission request for a cat. But, I do have people asking me all the time how I get animals to sit so still. "You must have lots of treats and tell them to sit and stay and stuff." Quite the contrary, actually. I never have treats on me while photographing or even interacting with an animal. I simply have a lot of patience, a calm quiet energy, and let them come to me. It's a mental and physical challenge, but after working with animals for 7 years it's just second nature at this point. And when photographing cats- patience and calmness is really all you can rely on. Especially black cats! Here are a few fine art cat photographs that I love from the past few years. How do you photograph a cat with a loud, slow Hasselblad film camera? I'm not really sure, but it looks like this.

Fine Art Cat Photographer Freidin

Fine Art Cat Photographer Freidin

Fine Art Cat photography

Fine Art Cat photography

fine art cat photography

fine art cat photography