Tips and Tricks: Capture real Emotions

  1. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 8, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 8, 2019 :
    This is a star thread for CUBE. Check more excellent content here.
    Have you ever tought how to capture the raw expressions of some animal?
    Asking a model to pose for a camera is very easy but when it comes to animals, I bet its not.
    Especially if the animal is a cat :joycat:

    In this thread I will teach you how to click such pictures :
    "I am not professional photographer. Please forgive me for any mistakes."
    Requirements :
    • A selfie stick
    • A bluetooth shutter
    • A bright surrounding is preferred. Otherwise it causes blur
    • Mobile Camera [obviously] :tongueout:
    • Patience
    Pre requisites :
    • Do NOT keep your phone in ringing mode. [imagine you are at a service to princess cat and suddenly your GF, BF, or Customer service calls you] I will let you imagine that
    • Remember that Patience is the key to success. ;)
    1. Find an appropriate location such that the object is facing the light. In other words, light source is illuminating the object and its not behind it.
    2. Turn on the Shutter Sound [Important] Open the camera application >settings >shutter sound. Screenshot_20190809-004143__01__01.jpg
    3. Attach your device to a selfie stick and connect the Bluetooth shutter.
    4. Stretch your selfie stick closer to the object. Animals generally tend to run away from humans. Take a look at the following images shot with hands.
    IMG_20190607_170459_003.jpg IMG_20190607_170537_001_001.jpg IMG_20190607_170837_003.jpg IMG_20190607_170842_002.jpg
    If you look at the images in chronological order, you will notice, as I am trying to get a closer photo, she goes aways from me.

    Take a look at the one taken with selfie stick in hands

    Voila!! here's a closeup photo :D:D

    Wait what! Where is her expression?
    Here is the main part where fun begins:D

    5. Click the bluetooth shutter once. Make sure your device volume is high. The shutter makes a capture sound which grabs the animal's attention which in my case is cat.
    She starts staring at the source of sound which is your phone speaker and at this moment take a burst shot immediately.

    The result is spectacular :
    Thank you for your visit. Have a nice day.
    Shot on oneplus 6T

    A special mention to @hennes for developing the YalmCo app. All images are compressed using that application


  2. Ruby G.
    NA Community Manager Staff Member Aug 8, 2019

    Ruby G. , Aug 8, 2019 :
    This is a fun thread! I never thought about drawing out emotions from animals for photographs before, I just thought these shots were caught by chance

  3. YRJ
    Lollipop Aug 8, 2019

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  4. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 8, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 8, 2019 :
    Yeah you are correct . Many times luck favors but when they don't my small trick will come to rescue :D:D

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  5. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 8, 2019

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  6. Khansa_Zahed
    Gingerbread Aug 9, 2019

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  7. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 9, 2019

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  8. Plenkske
    Dutch POC Assistant Head Moderator Aug 9, 2019

    Plenkske , Aug 9, 2019 :
    That picture is indeed spectacular and sharp !!

    Also, nice thread and instructions :)

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  9. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 9, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 9, 2019 :
    Thank you :):):)

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  10. YRJ
    Lollipop Aug 12, 2019

    YRJ , Aug 12, 2019 :
    Report your thread for moderation. Chances are the tagged mod isn't even available at a given time.

    Also, Ruby is an admin and she works in the US time zone. She might not be able to help

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  11. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 12, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 12, 2019 :
    Well actually camohan moved that nostalgic Walk through thread to tech section. There was perhaps some confusion... Now its fine.

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  12. FlixbusLennart
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Aug 12, 2019

    FlixbusLennart , Aug 12, 2019 :
    #1 Tip for cat photography:
    Put the damn thing to sleep!
    (not the killing it kind of putting it to sleep, I'd rather suggest you to scratch the cat until it falls asleep...)


    - it's cute
    - it's calm
    - it's cute
    - it's warm
    - girls love it


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  13. YRJ
    Lollipop Aug 12, 2019

    YRJ , Aug 12, 2019 :
    Are we still talking about the cat?

  14. FlixbusLennart
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Aug 12, 2019

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    Marshmallow Aug 12, 2019

  16. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 13, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 13, 2019 :
    Thank you :)
    ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°

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  17. YRJ
    Lollipop Aug 13, 2019

    YRJ , Aug 13, 2019 :
    I take that as a NO! :p

  18. Helder_DAlmeida
    Honeycomb Aug 16, 2019

  19. Starcommander
    KitKat Aug 16, 2019

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