This is an ongoing opportunity. Just call Dawn to arrange to go when it is convenient for you. [masked] ext. 116
It has been proven that shelters adopt more animals when the photos they post are clear and well done. So many shelters take horrible photos of the animal in their cage, looking scared, dirty and poorly lit. The theory is that showing the animal looking pathetic will bring people in to adopt it. Well, that has been proven wrong. Taking high quality photos presents the animal in a way that makes people see the animal the way it will be in their home and they fall in love and want to adopt them right there online. No sympathy necessary. In fact, a dirty scared animal often scares caring people off because they are afraid the animal might be too much for them to handle.
I have a lot of animal rescue and shelter experience, and a lot of experience photographing kittens/cats in my home when I was fostering them, but no photography experience in the shelter with dogs or animals I don't know. I would like to start going regularly with a group of caring photographers with some good cameras, lights, backdrops, and props (a kind of on the fly mobile studio) to area shelters to take appealing pictures of the animals for them to use for the adoptions and marketing. It's a challenging situation, but rewarding and I hope to learn a lot about photographing animals and people in a less than optimum environment.