Funnest weekend ever! (Large share)

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just finished my favorite weekend of the year; "Pets with Santa". This year we were supporting Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, an organization which specializes in providing service dogs to Veterans. We went five hours each on Saturday & Sunday, and shot just short of 250 sessions. For those of you doing the math at home, that's an average of roughly two minutes and 25 seconds per session. All in all, it was a frantic weekend, and great fun and we raised over $4000 for an outstanding cause.

    As always, comments, critique and suggestions always appreciated.

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    O_M_G, #2 for the win! That CAT! Priceless!
     
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    Very nice, John! BZ to all involved.
     
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    #7, cat is not digging the session. Lol
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm going to PM you my mailing address, please put princess butterface into a box and mail her overnight. thanks.
     
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    Anything with a pet in it is great in my book but I have to agree with Darrel that #2 shot is the winner of the set.
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    God Bless You John.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Disapproving cat disproves. Strongly!

    Thanks Brian! :)

    Nope... I'm guessing someone found half a mouse in their slipper the next morning!

    :lol: Sure!

    Cheers!

    Thanks Gary... I suspect I've still got a way to go before I'm out of the red though!
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    'Tis the Season for Red.
     
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    zulu42 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Such a wonderful thing you folks do there, and we benefit by seeing these great photos!
    Must be exhausting. Who works harder, the photographer or Santa?

    I love many of these. #2 FTW!
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For those interested in quick BTS.. This is the way the lobby looked when I arrived for my recce a couple of days before:
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    and this is the way it looked when I had things where I wanted them:
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    Most of the people from this group had never done this sort of thing before, so I took on most of the set-up & arrangement. Because this is high-volume shooting, the key is a streamlined path for the clients and their humans. They come in, register, "donate", walk by the swag table and then on to the set. Once the shoot is done, "Thanks for coming, next!" and off we go again; for most of Saturday, it was normal to have anywhere from 8 - 10 clients waiting.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Probably about 50/50... he's done at 4.00pm, and I have to work another 6-8 hours on process, but he gets more bumps & bruises...
     

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