This week’s Random Object Wednesday is brought to us by Karina Ramirez. Click here to read her bio.
I became familiar with this Hello Kitty pillow on Karina’s Facebook page. She’s rather fond of it – and who doesn’t love Hello Kitty themed items? I still have my collection of Hello Kitty trinkets and toys from childhood and don’t plan on getting rid of them.
Earlier this year, Karina left the Kitty behind on a trip. Fortunately her friends took good care of the cat—err pillow. They even posted photos to reassure Karina that the Kitty was in good hands and having fun. Her friends shipped the cat back promptly—(surely with air holes in the box so it could breathe?) 😉
Both Karina and the Kitty were reunited.
So, you can imagine my surprise that I’d be trusted with this pillow. I was hesitant to carry the pillow anywhere. What if I lose it? I decided the best option was to take photos in my studio.
Let’s take a look.
Close-up shot of the nose.
Looking deep into the cat’s eyes.
Always in fashion, this kitty dons a red hair bow.
Now we see half the kitty.
After taking these shots, I carefully packaged the kitty and set it aside. But I wasn’t happy with the shots. This kitty was meant to explore the great outdoors.
So I took it along with me to the Dallas Arboretum.
Here’s Hello Kitty basking in the sun with red flowers as a backdrop. Still not the ideal shot I was going for so I continued looking.
Then I found this spot that was purr-fect.. It’s Pumpkin Kitty!
I liked the vertical shot but wanted more interest. This horizontal shot is my favorite. The mix of the pumpkins, the steps and then a random Hello Kitty pillow in the mix just works! As I was setting it up a father and his little girl walked by. The little girl exclaimed, “Hello Kitty!”
I like perspective, so here’s how the scene looks from afar. You can appreciate how coming in close and from different angles can make all the difference in a shot.
- Try different angles.
- Experiment with vertical and horizontal shots.
- Focus on key elements on an object.
All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with exception of the Zebra Kitty shots which were taken with the Canon G11.
Date: October 2013
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