The future of rescue photography is in our youth. Inspiring and teaching young photographers to, not only improve their talent, but use it to help save lives is a great honor. Dr. Carl Howard, who himself is the proud dad of a puppy mill survivor, brought the Shutterbug photography club of Challenger Middle School, D20, to the National Mill Dog Rescue to learn about rescue photography.
The kids were very enthusiastic and enjoyed learning about the difference in photographing puppy mill survivors from photographing their own pets. In the studio, they learned about lighting and posing the dogs, how to get their attention, and what makes a great photo that will make someone want to adopt the dog. We also went outside where we talked about depth of field and the importance of also paying attention to what is in the background. Each student had the opportunity to photograph some dogs and spend time with them...the dogs learning to trust the kids and the kids learning that every life is worth saving!
The Challenger Middle School Shutterbug Club!
Practicing with Dakota.
Learning trust and the importance of spending a little time with the dogs without the camera.
Photographing a puppy mill survivor...with a little help from Dakota.
The session never ends with the camera...it ends will love!
A future rescue photographer...and Dakota!
How great is rescue photography?? This great!!