Monday, March 13, 2017

The predicament of posing cats and kids----A tutorial......

When we asked "Which would you rather see a picture of  - cats or baby goats?"  Someone said  "cats and baby goats", and some others seconded the idea!  
Well, I'll bet that someone had never tried to take one of those pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So here is the step by step process we went through, a tutorial of sorts if you ever want to try this yourself !
Step #1  Get a basket and line it with attractive cloth.
Step #2  Decide basket would look nice in front of woodstove.
Step #3  Try Lonesome in basket before removing baby goat from her mother.

Step #4  Realize 2 problems -
 Lonesome will not cooperate (notice his ears & tail)

and he FILLS the basket-no room for kid

                                                         Step #5 
            Hurry, no, RUN through yard trying to keep baby goat from bleating,
                                             and worrying mother goat.

Step #6 
Try Butterscotch ( she usually cooperates) and recruit help with photo.

Realize 2 more problems -
Butterscotch doesn't like this idea either, & "help" puts finger in picture.

Step #7  Baby goat doesn't like the idea either
and thinks backwards is way out of her dilemma.
Step #8  Baby goat and Butterscotch sort of settle in
(reservations on Butterscotch's part).--note position of her ears!
Step #9  Baby goat does settle in,
  Butterscotch reconsiders and leaves.
                                                             Step # 10 
                    Realize while trying to get picture forgot to include woodstove,
                                           and what happened to pretty cloth? 
Step #11 Go get another goat and another pretty cloth, reline basket, reframe picture to include stove again, snap quick!
(Note: No cat (or help) invited!)
So there you have it folks: How to photograph a cat and kid in 11 not-so-easy-easy steps!
Disclaimer: No cats or kids were hurt in the making of this tutorial, we offer no guarantees this will work for you under different circumstances, please be advised that cats and kids (of the caprine kind) are one of the most uncooperative and difficult to photograph species', and we recommend proceeding at your own risk!


  1. Lol, I love it! Lonesome the cat is beautiful as always. And my heart always melts for those sweet baby goats!

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