Tuesday, November 25, 2014

vets' pets

Special circumstances preclude my ability to participate in this week's Header Competition. Instead, how about we look at how I've been keeping busy and (supposedly) staying out of trouble?

Back in June, I was given the opportunity to take portraits at a veterinary clinic. The job was to shoot staff and their pets. Here is how that turned out:

The owner has a few more clinics and asked me to do the same for another location. Cool! Now, I have absolutely no desire to depend on full-time photography to pay the bills. It is a wonderful hobby, but less than wonderful as a business. Still, this kind of assignment is a fun diversion from my regular day-to-day responsibilities.

For the 2nd clinic, I tried to use as little flash as possible. Instead, I borrowed a constant light from a friend who shoots videos. I like using flash, but it makes some animals jumpy. Not only that, but when shooting animals, it helps to hold the shutter down on continuous mode because they're so unpredictable.

 I think what makes pets special is the positive impact they have on the people who take care of them.


imac said...

Well done my friend Craver, great shots and all pets look happy too, also their owners.
Lighting was perfect.

George said...

These are marvelous photos of the pets and their owners. Very well done!

Katney said...

Nice shots, Craver. It's nice to have an enjoyable activity that can sometimes generate a little money, too.

Betty Manousos said...

the header pic reminds me of grey anatomy.
great work my friend.
happy thnksgiving!! :))

Shammickite said...

Both people and animals seemed to enjoy having their pictures taken. Nice idea for a blog post.

Lew said...

A golden opporunity to get some excellent portraits and smiles!