Perfectly Timed Hilarious Pictures of Cats & Dogs

  • By Saif
  • February 4, 2021
  • 9 minutes read

Don’t you just love the pictures which are perfectly timed?

There are many factors to consider when it comes to taking a perfect shot. The lighting, angles, aesthetic sense, etcetera. But above everything, what matters the most is “timing”. A perfectly timed picture can overshadow all the factors that are required to take a shot. Be it a candid or a carefully planned shot, if you manage to capture it with perfect timings, that picture is going to become memorable!

There isn’t a shortage of great photographers who either use their skills or it could be just their luck, they know when to take the perfect snap. But you know what’s our favourite kind of pictures when it comes to perfectly timed shots? Perfectly timed dog pics & perfectly timed cat pics. Luckily, a lot of people have been able to successfully capture their puppers and kitties in a candid shot which are hilarious AF! However, a french photographer who goes by the name of Henri Cartier-Bresson termed the perfectly timed pictures as a “decisive moment” in which it’s up to the photographer when to capture the frame!

We bet you want to learn more about that “decisive moment”, don’t you? So that you can take perfectly timed dog pics or perfectly timed cat pics and boast it off on the internet while having a great laugh, right? Well, photographer Dominic Sberna, will be giving us a few tips on when and how do you get to decide that this is the perfect moment to capture the shot as there are a lot of amateur photographers who end up taking hilarious shots instead of a perfect one but hey, we love them too! Anyways, now is the time to take a look at the perfectly timed dog pics and perfectly timed cat pics that people have captured. Keep scrollin’!

1. That is such a beautiful shot!

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2. Oh, nothing to worry about. This kitty just ordered a new head and is about to assemble it.

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3. My Girlfriend And Her Friends Tried To Take A Group Photo, Alfie Wanted To Be In It As Well

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4.Attempted To Take A Cute Picture Of Me And My Dog. This Was The Result

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5. “Noooo, don’t come here!”

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The doggo be like, “instead of helping me out, this stoopid hooman is taking pictures of me.”

6. This Man Saved Our Dog. You Can See Our Cat Jumping Out The Window

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7. My Wife Just Texted Me This Picture Of Our Cat Playing Behind The TV

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During a brief conversation with the photographer Dominic, he termed the timing as a “valuable asset and skill” which plays a vital role in every shot that gets taken. But it could also be something secondary and that entirely depends on the style of photography. Further he explained, “Planning out a shot or scene (depending on your style) takes time and planning. The composition is probably the most important in my mind though. One doesn’t have to necessarily follow the rules of composition, but how a photo is laid out is going to make or break a photo. Some of the best photos in the world don’t necessarily follow the rules of composition because their layout is made that much better by breaking them in a way that challenges the norm,”

According to Dominic, it all comes down to the style of the photography that we choose which will determine how important the timing is. He added, “In sports photography, it’s the timing of the shutter being clicked to capture that perfect moment. In landscape photography, more times than not, a photographer has planned an exact time to be at a specific location. In nature photography, it’s a bit of both, as well as a bit of luck thrown into that one to see that special animal you’re looking for.”

8. And the show is about to start!

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9. Seems like someone just found their partner!

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10. My Cat Seems To Have Misplaced His Body Somewhere

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This is exactly what a perfectly timed cat pic looks like, don’t you think?

11. This Picture I Took Of My Dogs As The Ball Was Being Thrown

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12. She Kicked The Phone Out Of My Hands At Exactly The Right Moment

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13. The Mythical Annubis

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14. She thought she could take a picture with her cat. SMH.

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15. My Friend’s Dog Sneaking It’s Tongue Into His Mouth While He Was Laughing

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Now, this could be a true depiction of perfectly timed dog pics!

16. This Picture My Wife Captured At The Perfect Moment Of Our Cats

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17. When you want a perfectly timed dog pic and a perfectly timed cat pic? This is how you do it in one frame!

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Upon being asked how can you measure the importance of timing based on the shots that are being taken? Dominic replied, “Timing means something different to everyone, but it is of utmost importance at the end of the day. Some will say it’s luck, some will say it’s a skill, but at the end of the day, I truly believe it is a bit of both combined with experience and the ability to learn from your previous work,”

How do we take perfectly timed dog pics or perfectly timed cat pics? According to Dominic, “unless you know a hilarious moment is coming by recognizing that it’s about to happen, is that it’s a matter of just trying. Keep trying and it’ll pay off eventually. Maybe not as fast as you would like it to, but like anything, if you work at it enough, it will come to you in time.”

18. I Had Just Finished Saying “I Can’t Believe She Never Falls In!”

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19. “Oh, why didn’t I see that before jumping?”

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20. Here Is A Photo Of My Labrador When He Saw A Tennis Ball

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Now coming back to the “decisive moment” as Cartier-Bresson wrote in the preface of his photobook which was also named “The Decisive Moment”, he explained, “We work in unison with movement as though it were a presentiment on the way in which life itself unfolds. But inside movement there is one moment at which the elements in motion are in balance. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it,”

After observing what Cartier meant, we figured that according to him, a meaningful shot lies somewhere between the deliberate composition and your instincts which tells you when the shot needs to be captured.

Cartier-Bresson wrote, “Sometimes it happens that you stall, delay, wait for something to happen. Sometimes you have the feeling that here are all the makings of a picture—except for just one thing that seems to be missing. But what one thing? Perhaps someone suddenly walks into your range of view. You follow his progress through the viewfinder. You wait and wait, and then finally you press the button—and you depart with the feeling (though you don’t know why) that you’ve really got something. Later, to substantiate this, you can take a print of this picture, trace it on the geometric figures which come up under analysis, and you’ll observe that, if the shutter was released at the decisive moment, you have instinctively fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been both formless and lifeless,”

21. A perfectly timed dog pic you say? Ask no more!

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22. So I Took This Perfectly Timed Picture Of My Cat

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23. My Frenchie Racing With My Husband

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24. Doggo Froggo – When your owners forget to feed you for another whole ten minutes after your last meal and your little bro is annoying you so bad…..

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25. Apparently The Satanic Spirit Possessing My Cat Doesn’t Like Selfies

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After reading all about that “decisive moment”, we came to the conclusion that in order to take a hilarious perfectly timed dog pics or if you are a cat lover, you would want to take those perfectly timed cat pics, you’re gonna have to use some of your skills and luck too! The events are not in the control of a photographer indeed but while they are out in the field taking those snaps, their instincts keep on telling them when to take that shot!

26. This is what you call a catch, folks!

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27. My Stupid Unexpecting Face A Fraction Of A Second Before Being Bit In The Junk

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28. A cat dog? NICE!

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29. If only taking a selfie with a cat was that easy.

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30. “Guys, let’s do it together, shall we?”

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“I’m watching all of you, nobody shall go first, okay!?”

31. Not sure whether it’s a perfectly timed dog pic or a bee pic?

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32. My Dog Flipping A Kayak

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Plays *dammit it feels good to be a gangsta* in the background.

Well, here we are, at the end of one of the most hilarious posts you have ever seen! We are damn sure these perfectly timed dog pics and perfectly timed cat pics made you laugh your ass off, didn’t it? And we are hoping that now you just might be able to take better pictures of your pets after reading all the useful tips! If you have taken similar candid pictures of your pets during those hilarious moments, feel free to share those with us into the comments section below!

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