Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul. –Milton
One of the greatest thing about the setup that we use to photograph the cats is that the background color can be changed at anytime. I really love it when the backgrounds match the eyes. Cats’ eyes are so hypnotic.
For this setup we used a simple blue sheet. The colors can be a bit misleading. The blues always come out a bit grayer than real life. So when I look through the piles of donated sheets and blankets I look for those that are a bit loud.
So before I set up for the photo sessions, I walk the cattery and check out the cats to be photographed that day. I look at fur color and eye color to get the general idea for the day. Siamese, Tuxedo, grey fur and blue eyed kitties all good awesome on blue. Tortoise look great on white as they have so much color going on themselves; while calicoes do great on black. Black cats show up well on strong bright colors and of course white.