volunteer to take good pictures of animal shelter cats & dogs to help adoptions

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Please be sure to call Dawn at the shelter to coordinate before going[masked] ext. 116

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we still doing this shoot at the shelter? just want to make sure before i drive out there.

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is not a group meeting - you need to contact the shelter and make arrangements with them to go there at your convenience, either once, or ongoing. Call Dawn at the shelter[masked] ext. 116

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a family emergency out of town

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at work at that time so I wouldn't be able to make it.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to join in on this! I don't have any lights or back drops...but I hsve a professional camera and went to school for photography. let me know if this event is still open.

    April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They have some shop lights. If you have a fast enough lens, you can get away without them. This is an ongoing need - go whenever you can.

      April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds great! I'm gonna tell a few of my photography friends... :)

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join in on this. I have photography backdrops and lighting and love animals!

    April 2, 2013

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    A former member changed the location to Humane Society of South Mississippi

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The shelter is in Gulfport.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just call Dawn[masked] ext. 116 at the shelter to arrange to go there yourself whenever it's convenient. I went Friday and spent an hour and a half taking pictures of puppies. Total blast. You can then go back whenever you can - they need ongoing help.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately,

    I am having a hard time locking down the engagement. Meeting will be postponed. Instead, plan to meet at the Fountain Peir in D'Iberville for a little afternoon water-based shot. I will have my kayak for use for anyone who wants to get a water-eye view of the shore.

    For more info, Call Brian Lamar[masked]

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could help with the photography of animals but I have a previous engagement.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where is the location? physical address?

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do this... my schedule fluctuates but usually off at least one week day and one weekend day... call me to set up time and I will so be up for this!! [masked] in the Long Beach, MS area.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this is a great idea!

    October 24, 2012

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