It's cold outside, so I haven't been motivated to go on a photo walk. Maybe later... or maybe in spring, when it's warmer!
Meanwhile, my cats are always nice subjects.
This same shallow depth of field technique works on people too. The trick is to make sure their eyes are sharp.
It helps to know and love your subject when you photograph them. You can capture their personality as you take the photograph.
Hallie is skittish, shy, distrustful of most and is very much a cat who likes things on her own terms. She loves me, though, and she's the first pet we got as our own. We've had her almost eleven years, and in that time I've perfected my black cat photography, which isn't easy. Here, I've captured her in black and white, with some of the vulnerability in her eyes.
Henry is a friendly, silly cat. He's always engaged, always wanting attention, always purring. So I captured his bright eyes and made him a warm sepia.