Last night I had my lights and backdrop out to take some pics. Since I’ve promised to do something for a friend of mine, I left the lights and backdrop stands up, but put the backdrop in the back room so the cats wouldn’t tear it down.
So, this morning, I walk into living room after sitting out on the patio for a while. The Cat is centered on sofa between the light stands. Great pic! It’s posing and everything!…
Get camera, turn on lights. Cat sits there placidly.
Take a few steps back, check viewfinder. 50mm lens not getting the whole scene. Back up more. check, back up.
Raise camera again, field good, focus, good.
Get perfect shot of the cat jumping off the sofa to come get scritches.
put cat back on sofa. pet cat.
Step back, cat watches plaintively.
Get back to original location.
Cat jumps off sofa to come over.
Move lights closer so that you don’t have to step back so far.
Cat watches from sofa with little interest.
Step back, raise camera.
Cat jumps off sofa. Put cat back on sofa
wander off at a different angle. Cat stays put, but tenuously.