Sunday, February 10, 2013

class shots

I've really been enjoying my basic photography class. I've learned so much about how to use my camera! I love making time to go out and play around with taking pictures.

Last night in class, we worked with real living models. We were learning about how to work with flash. I still have much to learn but I certainly picked up a few new techniques to play around with. And, I must admit, I totally fell in love with one of the models.

This orange kitty was the perfect model!

One of the assignments for the class is that we are to post five pictures a week to the class Flickr group so the teacher can see our progress. I've already shared the cat pictures with you and now I thought I might share some of the non-cat ones too.

Week 1:

Week 2:

A quick update on Oliver. He's continuing to heal. I love having him inside where I can spend more time with him. I borrowed a bigger crate for him and moved it up onto the table so now he's got quite the little castle, where he can even gaze out both windows to see his kingdom. He seems to really love having the view.

His litter box is in the smaller crate that's attached to the larger one. I built him a free standing platform so he could get up even higher and of course he loves that the heating pad is under the fleece blanket on the platform! With his toys, scratching post, food and lots of soft spots to nap on, he's a happy camper!

After telling my friend Nancy about Oliver's indoor empire, she commented, "I think Oliver gets in fights so daddy will pamper him and fuss over him 24/7. He thinks 22/7 isn't enough!" 


  1. hahaha - 22/7 isn't enough. :) Love the new Oliver set up.

    Your pictures are amazing!!!!

  2. Great pics! Mommy loves the black and white with the big tire and barb wire. So glad to hear Oliver is getting better. What a handsome mancat he is!

  3. I love trains! Love the pix.

    Can you pill Oliver? I'm wondering if Clomicalm would curb his spraying. It worked for Maui, 100%.

  4. Oh I love your photos! I need to get back to mine more! You are doing great! Speaking of glad Oliver is healing and doing so well in his kitty condo!

  5. I don't have a photographer's I love seeing photos from a photographer's perspective.
    Jane x
    PS So glad that Oliver is doing well.

  6. Love the orange kitty photo. So happy to hear Oliver is improving and 'workin' it.

  7. Love all photo but very impress the kitty photo ! Very beautiful how to use flash !...My mom said that...Geee ! Pawparazzi talks ; )
    I love the way you connect many cages together for Oliver, and Paw Up for his improvement : )
    You are doing a great job, keep it up !

  8. Terrific photos! I am sure glad Oliver is doing some better!

  9. Wow Oliver, we think you have quite a castle there. And we are super glad you can now look out the window. A cat needs to read the neighborhood news after all. Purrs, prayers and hugs from the kitties at, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  10. Your pics are looking great! Oliver... what a great setup he has. So happy for him.


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