It's that time of year again (Already??????) One of my favorite annual charity gigs... Pets with Santa. For the last ten years or so, I've been working with a large, independent pet store in Victoria shooting Pets with Santa photos as a charity fundraiser. This year proceeds went to two groups, one who funds theraphy animals to visit people who are in hospital, long-term care, etc, and another who provides funds to help people facing financial trouble pay their veterinary bills. We shot about 65 sessions each day, and here are a few of the highlights for your perusal... 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. And just 'cause... a couple from behind the scenes. We didn't get the best location this year (the mall "donates" the use of an empty retail space, so it's always pot luck). As you can see, lighting is pretty simple. Two lights, with 42" reflecting umbrellas as modifiers placed to give as large a flatly-lit area as possible. 9. 10. 11.