When you start photographing adoptable pets for a local rescue group or shelter it will take a little time to “get in the groove.” You need to find a helper, or train someone with the rescue group to be your assistant. Finding just the right location and experimenting with different lighting conditions can also take some time. But once you figure out the variables and feel more confident, you’re going to help save a lot of dogs. It’s a fact.
THEN, the rave reviews start coming in and people approach you and tell you they adopted their new dog because of YOUR photograph. The rescue group will start getting comments on their website or blog, the local newspaper might catch wind of the story and want to write about you. All of a sudden YOU are making a real difference.
Now what? I decided a long time ago that one camera can only save so many dogs — but every dog lover with a camera knows another dog lover with a camera. You can see where I’m going with this. Yep. It’s multi-level marketing. If you’re handling the dogs and your camera with some success — you’re ready to get someone else started! The world can only get better.
Share this blog with them, tell them about Hearts Speak (www.heartsspeak.org ) and Petfinder.com — have them work side-by-side with you a couple of times — then you can relax and share the happy endings.