It felt like yesterday that we featured Underwater Dogs. Seth Casteel took those incredible photos and it definitely was a really memorable series of animal shots. How could you not love them? In fact, Seth is such a great animal photographer that he didn't just stop there. He's created some great tips on photographing animals for the intent of getting them adopted.
When you have bad images of animals being used to represent them, it doesn't really paint a good picture of their personalities. This results in a lower rate of adoption. It's amazing how pictures play such a huge roll in the fate of these animals.
Second Chance Photos was founded by Seth and aims to save lives through great pictures.
Here's a part of their mission statement that explains what it's all about.
"One Picture Saves a Life"
When a dog or cat arrives at an animal shelter, it often is scared, dirty and disoriented. As part of the intake process, the animal has their photo taken, and this untimely photo is the face that people see when looking to potentially adopt a pet. An inaccurate headshot can hurt its chances of adoption, but an uplifting, hopeful portrait can save its life.
Second Chance Photos believes every homeless pet should be represented with a positive, professional photograph, offering a glimpse into their unique personality in hopes to make a connection with potential adopters. Our mission is to provide shelter staff and volunteers with the resources to successfully photograph shelter pets, aiding in giving them the second chance they deserve. Through these efforts, we hope to improve the overall image of rescue & adoption.
Here are some examples of great tips on photographing these beautiful creatures. To see more, be sure to visit the website at http://www.secondchancephotos.org/