For those of you looking for a lot of technical information about the Sony A7R II, this is the wrong article for it. I will clear this up from the get-go so that you an read it and move on. However I suggest you don’t as this post is littered (zing!) with adorable Kittens. I volunteer my photography with local SPCA when I can, and I’m endeavouring to do it more often now that I’m doing photography full time. Kittens are the perfect test for a camera’s autofocusing system. I shot WIDE open with the Sony/Zeiss 55mm 1.8 and I think I got some terrific images. I shot 18mp jpegs, as there was no need for slow-to-write RAW files and wanted to shoot these little cuties rapidly. The camera performed exceptionally. I will have many more features in the future about this camera, and camera gear in general, but today it is about giving something back.
If you have never been to your local animal shelter, or better still volunteered there, I strongly recommend that you pay it a visit. It is both a wonderfully uplifting place as well as something that can absolutely break your heart. When I was there this morning taking pictures of these animals, my emotions ranged from a smile I couldn’t wipe off my face and a true sense of joy I’ve rarely felt, to absolute heart break. It was a raw and real experience, and I can’t wait to go back and offer whatever help I can.
A place that is run on the strength of so many volunteers with a slim budget can often be hectic. There were emergencies all around me this morning and they contributed to cutting my shooting time short. I’m pleased with what I got, and next time I’ll try to get some pictures of the dogs in house, however there was too much going on inside there today and I felt like at times I may just been in the way. The people that work there and volunteer give so much of themselves and deserve our support any way we can give it to them.
If you fall in love with any of the little monsters in these photos, PLEASE contact me directly and I will put you in touch with whomever you need to speak with in order to begin the adoption process. Enjoy the gallery.
(Hover over the thumbnails to see the cat’s name)