Lolcat photography is a form of photography in which the subject of an image is, in some way, modified by using a lolcat.

This can include adding speech bubbles or other text to the image and overlaying it with various effects such as blurriness or color changes.

Lolcats originated on 4chan’s /b/ board in 2005 and have since become an Internet meme that has spread across many platforms including social media sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as gaming consoles like Xbox Live Arcade where they’re used as avatars for players’ profiles.

Equipment for Lolcat Photography

Lolcat photography is a fun and easy way to get started in the world of photography.

You don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to get started, but there are some things that you will need.


The first thing you’ll need is a camera!

Any DSLR or mirrorless camera will work for this type of photography, but if you’re looking for something inexpensive and easy-to-use then we recommend getting one with interchangeable lenses so that when your interests change over time (which they probably will), then all your lenses can be used on another camera body instead of having to buy new ones every time.

Our favorite entry-level cameras are the Nikon D3400/D3500 series and Sony A6000/A6300 series because they have great image quality at an affordable price point ($500-$600).

If money isn’t an issue then go ahead and splurge on something like Canon 5D Mark IV ($3999) which has amazing low light performance thanks its full frame sensor size (APS-C sized sensors are smaller than full frame).


Next up would be choosing what kind of lens(es) best suits your needs;

this could include everything from wide angle lenses like 14mm f2 which allows more area within frame while keeping focus sharp throughout entire shot;

telephoto zoom lenses such as 70-200mm f4 zooms allow photographers more flexibility when shooting indoors where lighting conditions aren’t ideal due how close subjects appear despite distance being much farther away than expected.”

Getting Started with Lolcat Photography

Now that you have your camera and a subject, it’s time to get started.

The first thing you need to do is find the right spot for your photo shoot.

Find an area with plenty of light and no shadows (you can use a reflector or fill flash if necessary).

Choose a background that complements your subject’s color palette and enhances its personality (think: stripes or polka dots).


Once you’ve chosen a location, set up all of your equipment so it will be ready when needed–this includes setting up lighting if necessary!

Now comes the fun part: posing!

Tips for Taking Better Lolcat Photos

Use Natural Light

Lolcat photography is all about capturing your cat’s natural expression, and nothing helps you do that better than natural light.

If you’re taking photos indoors, try to find a window where the sun is shining through.

If you must use artificial light, make sure it’s soft and diffused (not harsh).

Use Props

Props can be anything from blankets to toys–anything that makes your cat feel comfortable or helps them get into character for their photo shoot will work!

Editing Lolcat Photos

Editing Lolcat photos is a great way to add your own personal touch to the image.

There are many different editing tools available for you to use, but we’ll cover some of the most popular ones here.

Cropping and Resizing:

The first step in editing any photo is cropping it down so that only what you want remains in the frame.

For example, if you have an image of two cats sitting on top of each other and one is blocking out part of another cat’s face or body (or vice versa), then this would be a good time for cropping!

You can also resize images by changing their dimensions so they fit better within your blog post or website layout

Sharing Lolcat Photos

The first step in sharing your Lolcat photos is to print them.


This can be done by taking the picture to a local photo shop, or using an online printing service like Shutterfly or Snapfish.

Once you have your prints, it’s time to post them on social media!

Most people use Facebook as their primary platform for sharing pictures with friends and family members (and sometimes even strangers).

You can also share via Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and other sites that allow users to upload images directly from their phones or computers.

If you’re interested in creating an entire website dedicated solely to lolcats–and who isn’t?

–there are several options available:

WordPress has plug-ins specifically designed for this purpose;

Squarespace offers templates specifically designed for lolcats;

Wix offers free websites with built-in galleries where visitors can share their favorite images from around the web;

Weebly offers free websites with built-in galleries where visitors can share their favorite images from around the web…


Inspiration for Lolcat Photography

With so many accounts to follow and inspiration around every corner, it can be hard to know where to start.

If you’re new to the world of Lolcat Photography, here are a few accounts that I recommend:

@lolcatphotography – The creator of this guide and one of the most well-known artists in the genre.

He has dozens of images on his Instagram page and has been featured in several publications including National Geographic!

@lolas_lala – A fellow photographer who specializes in cats with hats (and other accessories)

Her work is very cute and whimsical–perfect for those looking for something lighthearted but still artistic!

@cattitude – This artist focuses on capturing candid moments between pets and their owners/caretakers.

It’s great if you want some photos showing just how much your pet means to people around them–whether they’re sleeping together or playing together at home or out on an adventure somewhere else!

Tips for Creating a Successful Lolcat Photography Business

Lolcat photography is a unique business, and you should consider the following tips when creating your own:

Create a Unique Brand – Your brand is what separates you from other photographers.

It can be as simple as having a consistent style, or it could be more complex with an overarching theme that ties all of your work together.

Either way, make sure that people know what to expect from you when they hire you for their photo shoot!

Network with Other Photographers – If there are other lolcat photographers in your area or online who have been doing this longer than you have been around (or just at all), reach out to them!

You don’t have to become best friends forever–just get together once in awhile for coffee or lunch so that we can share tips on how we’ve grown our businesses over time.”

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Lolcat Photography

Using low quality equipment.

If you’re not using a camera that’s up to the task, it will show in your photos.

Make sure that you have the right equipment for the job and don’t cut corners with cheap cameras or lenses.

Not taking time to set up shots properly.

Before taking any photos, take some time to plan out how they’re going to look–where do you want each subject?

How should they be positioned? What props do they need?

How many different angles are there? Don’t just wing it; this will help ensure that all of your images come out looking great!

Not editing photos properly after shooting them (or not editing at all).

Editing is an important part of creating great lolcat photography; without proper editing skills, even professional photographers would struggle with getting good results from their work!


Lolcat Photography – Wrap Up

In this guide, we’ve covered the basics of Lolcat Photography.

You should now be able to take a picture of your cat and add text to it in order to create a funny image that will make people laugh.

If you want to learn more about Lolcat Photography, there are many resources available online.

There are also some great books on the subject that can help take your skills even further!