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October 12, 2012


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Journal Entry: Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:18 AM

:meow: I am crazy domesticated cat photographer from Serbia :meow:


Short biography

I was born in 1981, in Knjazevac (Serbia). Till the age of nineteen I lived in my hometown of Knjazevac.
Afterwards I moved in the city of Nis, where I had attended studies of Architecture at University of Nis.
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The photography was introduced to me by my father who is a professional photographer.
I found the interest in photography ten years ago, firstly working on editing and manipulation of other people's photos.
At that time it was just a hobby. Later I found out that it is better to go outside and make my own photos.
I was shooting everything that I came across to, but soon I have realized that I am most attracted by animals,
especially domesticated animals, cats precisely.
. . . . .
Today I am specialized in photographing cats in their natural environment and catching their facial expressions.
The connection I had made with cats and other animals makes my job easier.
My photos were so fare published in several magazines and virtual galleries,
some of them are used as book and CD covers.
Most of my artworks you can find on profiles at 500px , deviantART and Facebook .
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See also:
:bulletblue: kwerfeldein - Fotografie Magazin :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: LenStoppers :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Paranoias :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Lens Canvas :bulletblue:

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Excitements and challenges when photographing cats

I find cats very interesting to photograph because they are all unique individuals,
they all react differently in similar situation.
People usually think that cats are always sleeping, but on contrary they are hyper active,
always in the move, doing some crazy stuff all the time,
and when you are around them more than usually you can notice it.
And if you are caring camera all the time like me you can catch all those funny moments in a photo.
nom nom nom by ZoranPhotoCraziness lvl10 by ZoranPhotoFunny sleeping mode by ZoranPhoto
I sleep where I eat by ZoranPhotoPlay with me by ZoranPhotoThe Awakening by ZoranPhoto
. . . . .
I am trying to catch cats and kittens in a strangest positions and angles.
I find whiskers very interesting for shooting,
especially when cat is looking up, funny expression is guaranteed.
Confused Fluffy - Shiny Whiskers by ZoranPhotoIs this Matrix? by ZoranPhotoWhisker Mania by ZoranPhoto
Sometimes domesticated cats are acting like big cats in a Wild,
got the same moves when they are climbing in a tree or hunting something.
Hunter by ZoranPhotoLittle climber in the Hood by ZoranPhotoLike a wildcat by ZoranPhoto
Also tabby kittens look like cheetahs, especially when they are near their mother,
they look like happy wild family.
Hold the line by ZoranPhotoFirst step by ZoranPhoto

Cats and kittens have surprisingly a lot facial mimic and expressions just like people
and that's I'm trying to catch to make a shot great and different from classic cat photos.
Sometimes it is enough to put a 105mm lens and sit closely to a bunch of kittens
and wait for some unexpected situations they get into.
Little orange furry ball by ZoranPhotoEye contact by ZoranPhotoLittle girls by ZoranPhotoIt was delicious by ZoranPhoto
The interaction between old and young ones is also very interesting;
you can see and feel the emotion when they are closing to each other.
Kittens usually follow the movements in front of them,
so you can snap your fingers to direct their gaze at a picture, so you got a perfect look.
Tell us where to look, we are still young by ZoranPhotoDo you want me to sing for you? by ZoranPhotoTwo For Fun - And now the exciting begins :) by ZoranPhoto
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I have 8 cats. Oldest one has 5 years and the youngest is only one year old.
They are my favorite models for photographing,
because through time they learn to pose for camera, to look directly where I point them.
Also I am proud that one of my cats called REX (mix with Russian blue and tabby cat)
is the Winner of "GourmetGold" Golden Cat 2011 awards in Serbia.
Rex - Golden Cat by ZoranPhoto
Fluffy's photos were posted several times in magazines and newspapers.

Fluffy The King by ZoranPhotoMouse Slayer by ZoranPhotoHis Royal fluffiness by ZoranPhoto

>>> TERMS OF USE <<<

>>> You are NOT ALLOWED to use my photos without my written permission  <<<

Wallpapers are free and you can use them for everything you want, don't have to ask me.
Autumn kitty by ZoranPhotoThree Amigos by ZoranPhotoMilk was delicious by ZoranPhoto
Other photos you can use as a reference for drawings, but only inside deviantART.

>>> Equipment <<<

Nikon D300 & sometimes Nikon D40x

Favorite lenses:
AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED
tripods, triggers, soft-box, lots of fleshes, filters and other useful stuff.


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Remaxer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Amazing Shots!

Nice Job.

Happy New Year! :)
Meezer3 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Nice to meet you, Zoran and see the face behind the photos....I watch you where we are both on 500px together. Love your shots. ;-)
Keep up the good work. Sue
ZoranPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much ;)
Maggie-Marie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed this journal :)
ZoranPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it 8-)
Madrigal-Moonlight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I like your photos very much, you have a great eye for perspective and atmosphere! :clap:

Thanks for sharing some information about you and keep up the wonderful work!

HelgjeD Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks for sharing some info on yourself and your work. It's nice to know a bit of the person behind the pictures. Also thanks for the tips. Always welcome tips from such great photographers as yourself.

As a catlover I can't get enough of your fantastic pictures. :love:
pococ Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Photographer
We use the same camera (Nikon D3000) do you know if it can work with Auto focus lenses and actually use the focus?
ZoranPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
We don't use the same, mine is Nikon D300 not D3000, and they are very different cameras :D

Auto focus lenses can be used manual, if that is what you asked. Everything is better manual. 8-)
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