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Caustin17
 
Caustin17 October 20, 2017
I love this photo! Beautiful.
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DR_PICTURE October 20, 2017
Thank you!
BessieV
 
BessieV February 03, 2018
Excellent presentation.
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DR_PICTURE February 04, 2018
Thank you!!!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz February 03, 2018
Beautiful work!
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DR_PICTURE February 04, 2018
Thanks a lot!
rocky_mouse
 
rocky_mouse February 04, 2018
Beautiful detail
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DR_PICTURE February 04, 2018
Thank you very much!
SaVRae
 
SaVRae February 04, 2018
Why can’t my kitty be so perfect? Gorgeous!
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DR_PICTURE February 04, 2018
Use Photoshop :)) Thank you!!!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 14, 2018
Awesome
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DR_PICTURE May 14, 2018
Thanks!!!!!!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 08, 2018
Good one
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DR_PICTURE June 08, 2018
True! Thank you!
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz July 25, 2018
Amazing shot
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DR_PICTURE July 25, 2018
Thank you, Gary!!
Bec2018
 
Bec2018 August 03, 2018
Amazing photo I love it how you get the cat to sit still
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DR_PICTURE August 05, 2018
Thank you! It's a trained one.... And a fast flash...
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet November 30, 2018
great shot, excellant focus, like the texture of his fur, nice colors. he looks like a handful
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DR_PICTURE December 03, 2018
Thank you!!!
IvorW PRO+
 
IvorW May 24, 2019
The eye is fantastic
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DR_PICTURE May 25, 2019
Thank you, Ivor! How about the rest of the beast? :))
kiwidragonfly PRO
 
kiwidragonfly August 13, 2019
Nice image. How did you teach your cat to take selfie photos??
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DR_PICTURE August 13, 2019
Thanks! Easily! I made a special camera mount and put it on the cat shoulders, so his face was always looking into the lens. And when all I needed was release the shutter remotely and hand-flash him from different angles, until I've got a needed look.t.
StolenMomentsCandz
 
I love this
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DR_PICTURE May 14
Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken during the cats casting for the feature film comedy "The House Elf" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9875852/reference). The cat played one of the main roles in the movie. As the cat supposed to talk, I needed to take a bunch of still images to make its head digital model for the visual effects department use.
Time
It was taken on the stage of the Kuklachev Cat Theater in Moscow, so it was complete darkness with my 2 flashes
Lighting
I put a softbox with 600W flashlight from the front-right as a main light and put a small direct flashlight on a stand behind the creature from its top-left.
Equipment
Fujifilm XT-10 with Godox portable flash heads and Godox trigger for Fuji.
Inspiration
I had to do this as part of my work on the visual effects of this film as a supervisor of visual effects in production.
Editing
Not much. Just cleaned the background and tuned the contrast. And of course, cut its head in half!!
In my camera bag
Usually I keep in my car truck Fuji XT-2 and XT-10 with 90, 56 and 23 primes and 16-55 zoom, few reflectors and softboxes, few on-camera Godox flashes with stands and trigger.
Feedback
To save time, try to glue the cat to the table fist thing at the session start! I did it only after a couple hours and wasted a lot of time...

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