RAPS is short for Regional Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for nearly 500 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.

Monday, August 22, 2011

cat photography behind the scenes

Photographers sometimes have to get into tricky spots to get the perfect shot. RAPS animal care worker Ann thought our readers should see some of the hard work that goes into getting the cat photos that appear in the Neko Files posts.

This shot was set up to capture a mystery tabby under the chair.
Abby felt certain she would make a better subject.

Each of the following photos is accompanied by the behind-the-scenes version, taken by Ann.


As with many cats, getting his attention can take a little work

Zander with Georgie (above) and Daisy (top)


  1. This was a cool photo grouping.
    I know how it's done but I didn't know how it looks.
    Good idea.

  2. Oh that Jerry, even when he's resting, you just know he's got the claws ready!!!!!!! Love the Sweetie picture!

    Good idea Ann!

    Your seestor Karen!!

  3. Thanks again to Ann, both for the great idea and for taking the time to take photos of me taking photos!

  4. Awww you're welcome! Anytime I can be of service!
    PS Seestora you should meet sweetie in person!