Sunday Stand in Yin

Blast it Chimera and Yang went over the fence AGAIN.

And here I am standing in for Scylla. The truth is Mommy always has more pictures of me than any of the other cats now that Socks is gone because I am the most photogenic. Socks used to be her main model, he passed that particular torch to me.

Many of you have expressed surprise about me being Mommy's main model as I am a solid black cat, Mommy says the outside lighting works best to bring out my features and the lovely shadings my fur has.

She says that a good model also has to be patient and take direction from the photographer. I possess these qualities my siblings do not.

They are always running to and fro, often when Mommy tries to take their picture she just gets a blur.

I try to walk at a measure pace so she can get action shots.

Mommy LOVES this picture of me. We have agreed it can be my selfie. Mommy says profile pictures often turn out best for black cats, so if you have a black cat and are having trouble taking a picture you like, try a profile shot.

I also try to purrfect the model poses. This is the head over the shoulder look you often see in magazines, it is sorta hard to pull off.

Chimera is back and she wants to PLAY. Notice I fuzzed up for a pounce but I held my pose so Mommy could get the shot.

Sometimes it is hard to pose when your siblings are distracting you.

Now if Mommy had just put the hose away this would be a great shot. The sun is providing great lighting.

Mommy wanted to do a flower shot, but it was blocking my eyes, so it didn't turn out the way she wanted. You have to take lots and lots of pictures to get really great ones.

Well I hope you enjoyed my photo shoot and don't mind that I stood in for Scylla. ~Yin, giving modeling tips for ATCAD


Summer said...

You really are a beauty, Yin!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those are beautiful selfies.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Yin, don't tell Scylla and the rest, but I think you just took the mantle of best selfie doer! Love the pose of you in profile and also I think the flower shot worked really well with a kind of African Plains/Veldt feel to it.
Toodle pip and purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

We think you make wonderful pics Yin!
Our Julie (black cat) gets the most pictures too as she is the one that hangs around mum the most.
She is willing to poae also.
The other two are older and want to laze around more ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Millie and Walter said...

Yin you are looking lovely today in all those pictures. Millie was taking notes as she has the same issues being a mostly black dog.

pilch92 said...

You are an excellent model Yin, I enjoyed your tips.

Little Miss Titch said...

you're the purfect Model Yin,xx Speedy

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great opportunity for YOU to show us your beauty, Yin.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Crafty Garden Gal (find me at or said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Such a confident looking kitty.
Yael from!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

While Lee is not all black outside pictures are best for her too.,

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

you DO look quite amazing outside against the grass. I am sure Socks is sooo proud of you! catchatwithcarenandcody

Cupcake said...

You do have a lovely profile, Y. And your over the shoulder Kardashian pose is on point! Nice work!

Love and licks,

Kitties Blue said...

Yin, you are an awesome model. Do you give lessons? We think we could use a few. Such wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

You are a most beauteous model kitty, Yin! All sleek and shiny!
And you make great selfies, too:)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

You make an amazing model, Yin!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Little Binky and Granny said...

WOW! What a photoshoot, Yin! You are a natural beauty and a great stand in :) Pawkisses for a Safe Week ahead :) <3

M Dawson said...

Yin, you sure as heck are the most handsomest Black Cat Ever!!

We love your pictures, so thank mum for taking some lovely shots of you!

Happy late Sunday Selfie.

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew