Feline Fun Preset
Hey everyone! After a short hiatus we are excited to be back and releasing our latest free preset! This free preset is called “Feline Fun Preset,” and is available for download now! This preset was inspired by a certain little cat that gave me a soft spot for felines, though I still am more of a dog person for sure. Definitely check out and use this preset for all your fuzzy companions to create a great photoshoot you all can look back on and enjoy!
Avoiding cats has been my M.O for a long time. I was always a dog person and undoubtedly I still am. However, kittens are adorable. Then the kitten becomes a cat at 6 months, and my homestead area has one of those feline nuisances. Every other morning this furball would come up to the window to say a little hello. She would chase down your finger if you put it up against the glass, playing with any toy you place in front of her, and would just sit up against you if you were right next to the fireplace. I’m still not the biggest fan of cats, but this was undeniably the cutest little bundle of fuzz on the property. So, I decided that it was worth it to take some time and find out exactly what kind of curiosity is between those giant green eyes.
We set up a little photoshoot and got her favorite things right out of frame. The little toys that kept her happy and still throughout the photoshoot included a little bottle cap, a fuzzy on a plastic straw, and a little mouse plush. I think the main difference for her was that we wanted to encourage her to stay in the frame so instead of holding anything away from a distance, we kind of just tossed them at her. This was kind of confusing to the cat, understandably so, because imagine someone coming up to you, 15 times your height and weight, speaking in broken english, and tossing your favorite things towards your general vicinity. The last time this happened was in “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Perhaps “Jack” would have been a more appropriate name for the cat. But, Pips the cat is a girl. This preset, however, is gender neutral and will work on all cat photos!
This preset was made to combat the artificial lighting of the situation, so it'll be useful to use indoors and with ambient lighting. You will still need to make sure that your white balance is being pushed in your favor, and that your exposure is solid. And then the trick will be to get the little trouble maker to sit in one spot. Any color that comes naturally on a cat will make for a great shoot and work best when using this preset, but a neutral background also helps. The preset was designed after the Sony branded camera color space. and is mostly used in Lightroom. Thanks for checking out this week’s free preset and we hope you have fun using it! Be sure to sign up your email below to download it today!