Help keep community members informed by sharing these quick tips for snapping a good photo of found pets. We know that good photos make all the difference to facial recognition, as well as catching the attention of searching owners and community members who can share far and wide. Download or print this one-page tip sheet…

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Getting photos of shelter or rescue pets can feel hard – sometimes the lighting isn’t the best or our four-legged friend has a case of the wiggles. And sometimes a pet can be camera shy. But thankfully a few small adjustments and the use of a handy cell phone can make a world of difference…

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As we become more familiar with an environment — from play yards, to offices, to cat rooms and dog kennels — it’s natural to overlook their potential as stellar backdrops for adoption portraits. But beauty lies waiting in unexpected places, and this third installment of our Shelter Photography Basics series covers how depth of field and…

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Teamwork makes the dream work when it comes to efficiently and effectively photographing shelter pets! Because shelters and rescue environments can be unpredictable, busy places and personalities can vary greatly among adoptable models, here’s a team setup solution to help you make the most of your time and resources. You’ll come out the other side with beautiful, eye-catching, and memorable…

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The 3 Stooges. Charlie’s Angels. Rock, paper, scissors. History is full of awesome trios, but our favorite is the exposure dream team, more formally known as the exposure triangle. It’s the magical interaction between aperture, ISO, and shutter speed that forms the foundation of a great photograph — a photograph that could connect a homeless…

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A stellar portrait is a vital step to helping an animal connect with a potential adopter. With the right light, a little consideration for your background, and some insider info on what settings to use, your cell phone can be a powerful tool for creating unforgettable adoption portraits that save lives.  

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When it comes to photographing shelter animals, those of the raven-coated persuasion can be among the most challenging to truly capture accurately. This 3-page PDF guide is chock-full of actionable tips from professional HeARTs Speak artist members for getting great shots of black animals in any setting!  

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