Shelter Photography

If you are interested in volunteering your photography talents at your local shelter, here’s a few articles you might find helpful.

  1. Pet rescue and shelter photography: A “saving grace” for homeless pets. Can you help?

  2. Pet photography: Calling all volunteer pet photographers and shelter managers

  3. Pet Photography 101: What is aperture and how does it effect my pet photos? Going manual

  4. Pet photography 101: What is the best digital camera auto settings to use when photographing pets?
  5. Shelter Me Photography:Nanette Martin continuing her mission for shelter pets- slideshow included

  6. Volunteer pet rescue/shelter photography series: Part 1- Getting started

  7. Volunteer pet rescue/shelter photography series: Part 2- Doing an organized shoot

You can find these articles and much more on my page
Southeast Missouri Pet Photography Examiner

And have a gander at this article as well. It’s written by my friend, photographer and author Gretchen Steele. Read what she has to say about the backgrounds of your images.

Shoot to Thrill: Calling all photographers — time to join the ‘Border Patrol’, by Gretchen Steele


Image Fix- a shelter project- non profits

Anyone who knows me personally or follows me in any way online is well aware that I am a huge animal lover. I have been involved with shelters and rescues for many years and will do anything I can to help out anyone saving animals.

I don’t have a lot of money to give, but I have skills, and they are worth something.

One of those skills is the art of image enhancement and restoration. I have revamped more images in the past decade than I can possibly count.

Here’s a simple enhancement. Cost to my clients for this level of correction: $10

Click here to see several other examples.

This is a way for your shelter to pull in donations while giving something back to your supporters. It costs nothing to enroll and is simple to do.

How does it work?

1. Shelters must sign up using this survey form. This is information needed to verify an organizations non-profit status and secure payment information on where to send the donations each month.

2.  Any non profit in the US may register.

3. Registered non-profits spread the word using any communication available to their organization. Information and links to the site can be shared by:

  • Social media
  • Website
  • Email contacts
  • Newsletter
  • Inserts into adoption packages
  • Organizational events
  • Flyers
  • Newspaper ads
  • Various other forms of communication and advertising
    The more you share, the more you make!
    Link directing supporters to the link to make their orders.

4. Through this link clients are informed on how to order enhancements, of which 1/2 of every purchase goes as a donation to the shelter of their choice. Please check the link for a current list of participating shelters and rescues.

5. The first week of each month, sales profits are calculated for the previous month each participating shelter is paid for their participation.

Free money. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Click here to read more about this offer. If you are a shelter and wish to sign up, there’s a link to do so at the bottom of the page. You can’t collect donations if you are not registered.

If you are an individual who thinks your local shelter or rescue group would be interested in this sort of fundraiser, please share the link so that they may get started.

Remember, this programs is for any non profit animal organization in the USA

Have questions? Just ask by leaving a question in the space below. I will respond asap.

What are you waiting for?

Just an awesome couple of days

The happenings of this week are not anything that would make the average person jump off their chair about, but I am pleased at the way things have worked out in recent days.

Monday I published an article on Examiner about a puppy taken in by Caruthersville Humane Society. He was found wandering the streets with his head swollen and infected from chemical burns. A news reporter from Channel 8 (ABC) in Arkansas, read my article and promptly called the shelter and requested an interview. (which CHS eagerly agreed to.) It made me feel good that 1. I could help a shelter get the word out about their situation in the financial ruin we call an economy, and the good work their shelter is doing. And 2. That other people in the news industry actually read my articles! Bonus all the way around.

While I was out and about today I bumped into a shelter volunteer from Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and she had this adorable blue-eyed little girl in tow. At first I wondered if she was scared as she was acting a little shy and most young dogs in public are outgoing. Turns out she had just been picked up from the vet where she had undergone a spay earlier in the day. She wasn’t being shy, she just needed to sleep off that nasty ole’ anethsetic.

I didn’t catch her name, but this lovely will be available for adoption through the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary (Jackson, MO) in the coming weeks. If you are interested just call them and ask about the little blue eyed baby and I bet they will know who you are talking about. I’ll get details on her soon and pass them along.

I finally got to see the new location for Busch Pet Products in Cape Girardeau. I hadn’t been in the store since it had moved locations although I have followed their progress for months on Facebook.

The new store is fantastic with tons more square footage than before and Stacy has a few interesting events coming up that’s sure to be crowd pleasers.Stay tuned for all the details on Busch Pet Products in an upcoming article on

And on my way home from the days adventures I enjoyed the natural canvas of the back roads of Southeast Missouri. It’s an awesome way to unwind. I am always amazed at how breathtaking the skies can be around here.

Even with a cruddy old highway in the view you can’t help but be taken back by the beauty of the skies.