Fur, feathers, and... Pets with Santa!!! (Image heavy)

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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...

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    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.

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    PJM No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #6 is way cute. I commend you for getting all those pets to pose for the shots.
     
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    It’s the most favoritest thread of the year!

    Always fun to see these. Curious how you deliver the photos. Are you tethered and printing on site?
     
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    Nice dogs, I hope they were being good...........
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank-you!

    Thanks! That's sort of how we separate our shoot from the others. I actually go through all the images, level, crop, colour-correct, etc, and then high-res, print-ready files are delivered via e-mail by other members of the gourp

    Mostly... ish! :lol: No one got bitten, no major accidents...
     
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    I agree with Sharon - I always look forward to these shots! :)

    That last shot with the bird! :586:
     
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    Great photos for a great cause. Thanks for sharing. The dogs all looked quite happy to be with Santa.
     
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    Great shots!! The first is cuteness overload and the last with the bird, is hilarious!
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I even had to call my wife over to see the parrot! Splendid!

    Joe
     
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    Great shots, informative post, and for a great cause!
     
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    At the risk of being accused of parroting what has already been said by others, I will say that my favorite of these is the last one...
     
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    Loved this thread... beautiful photos...
     

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