Friday, July 8, 2011

Photo Friday: Kitty Bombs, Part 1

As many of you know, I've been practicing my food photography like crazy this year.  Except for a few pictures from my early days I've never been that displeased with the photos here on PGEW; having a good eye and fairly decent plating skills have always helped.  But I've always known I could step things up a notch or two, and as they say, practice makes perfect. 

While I'm nowhere near the "perfect" end of the scale, consistent practice has definitely made a huge difference.  Since I'm taking pictures of everything these days, I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of the photos that don't always make the cut for the site.  I figure it'll help me continue to improve my photo skills, and you'll get some insight into other parts of life in PGEW-land, too.

For my first Photo Friday, I thought I'd share my first set of what I like to call Kitty Bombs.  Those of you with cats & food blogs have probably had similar experiences to mine.  You have everything set up perfectly: the lighting is right, the food is plated just the way you want it, you've found the perfect angle and are ready to hit the shutter button when...


Since StuKitty is the youngest of my three furbabies, he is also the most agile & the most inquisitive.  This means he's also the biggest kitty bomber of the house (though Beni & Hana are just as guilty of this sort of thing!)...

"Hmm... these look like fun..."

It can be very frustrating, of course, especially when I think I'm about to get a good shot.  But I have to admit he does it with exceptional finesse...

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful....  Oh yeah, which way to the catnip aisle?"

I can never stay mad at him for very long, though.  Look at that face!  Melts Mommy's heart every time.

That's it for this week's edition of Photo Fridays!  New recipes coming in the next day or two, so be sure stay tuned for those. 

Have a fabulous weekend!

:) K


  1. As a cat lover and a food lover - I think the kitty bomb photos are perfect!

  2. i'm horrible at food photography so i get my mom to do all of it for me. her cat always wants to climb in the light box or taste the food but if she ever tries to take a picture of the cat then the cat runs away...

  3. So cute!! I have more puppy bombs than kitty bombs, but they are all precious! You can't fault them for being curious... Cute kitty!

    Heidi & Atticus (fellow SacConnect members)
    "commentary to give you paws..."

  4. Adorable! You should make "Kitty Bombs" a regular segment. He's gorgeous!

  5. Aw, I think they make some cute pictures :D I have little kids bombing my pictures and stealing food. I try to time things but it rarely works out and they're all over my photo shoot, haha.

  6. I love the regular food photos, but the kitty plus food are even better!

  7. Kitty Bombs! Hey, maybe you can make him a guest critic! LOL! I can see it now, "Kitty recommends..."

  8. Really, really cute - adds fun and a little extra 'zest' to everything! Well done!

  9. Now that is what I call " THE ICING ON THE CAKE" don't you think HE MAKES THE PICTURES? I DO!!!!!!!!!! ENCORE PLEASE? oh and THANK YOU for such a BEAUTIFUL CAT.MORE MORE MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. ahhh I love when my cat gets in the shot, haha. Makes for some adorable pictures.

  11. deAR moMMy, bouT TiMe u ackNowleDGe mY preCiouNess. I'z cuteSeR daN U ... ooPz tOO beeZee eaTiN u goOd fooD to finiSh seNtenZ. DidZ u geT mY gooD siDe faCe firSt in u DelicH diNNer. miNeS gReaT fUd noT YouS. eaTs My leftOvrs. xxxOOO sTu

  12. The only thing I love as much as food pics are kitty pics. These are great.

  13. Patricia Calef7/15/2011 11:18:00 AM

    As the mother of 7-1/2 cats (1/2 cat shared with neighbor), I cannot get enough of kitten pictures.



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