Fellow photographers, animal lovers, DSLR owners, and helpful souls out there…. I came across an inspiring website tonight called One Picture Saves Lives. Great way for photographers, photo enthusiasts, and other animal lovers to help save the lives of Shelter pets that are looking for forever homes.
There’s a pretty extensive list of shelters needing help in cities all over the place. The website is also nice because it’s got tutorials and tips that anyone can use to help learn how to take good photos of shelter animals with any kind of camera and get great results. Go check out some of the videos, find a shelter in your area, and donate some of your time. If you can’t find a place on the list, I’m sure that most shelters in your area would be more than grateful for your help, assistance, and time too so feel free to call around.
I will definitely be donating some of my time soon – and it’s such a simple way to be able to help out – and a professional photo really can make such a difference in the way these animals are perceived. Anyone well versed in marketing knows with these advertisements for pet adoptions, just like any other advertisement, you’ve got 3 seconds to grab a viewers attention and make an impression. An impression of a frightened animal in a shelter versus a professional photograph that showcases the animal properly can make a literal world of difference. For more information please check out:
Here are some others site you can check out for information on adopting a pet near you or finding shelters and ways to help:
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."