Well then. Here’s a cat in a car. This candid photo op came to me via Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA. This image is a perfect example of what you need to do to shoot candidly at night from a car.
Usually I hate using flash, but I didn’t want to risk not getting a sharp image with this one.
Three things happened here for me to get a good shot:
1. I directed the driver to catch up to the car with the cat in it. He obliged reluctantly.
2. I set my camera ahead of time on auto shoot with flash (I was using a Canon Digital Rebel XT).
3. I asked the person sitting near the window to roll it down.
4. Then I got lucky (luck has a lot to do with candid photography). The car I was in was stopped right next to the car with the cat in it.
5. I shot four images, all of the coming out sharp. This wouldn’t have happened if I used a high ISO speed without flash. The image would have turned out soft because not only I was shaking, but the car was too ever so slightly.
It truly is amazing to find a cat in the driver’s seat (well, almost).by