Rescue Dogs of Central New York

rescue dog

Why should you adopt? You save a life. You may benefit your own life. pets can keep you healthy. It may help combat puppy mills. Many rescues give you a chance to get to know the dog to ensure they are a good fit for your house and lifestyle.

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Second Chances

Blogging for Pet PhotographersThis post is part of circular blog with other Professional Pet Photographers. Our goal is to focus on a particular topic/assignment each week and put our own spin on it. There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks…

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On High

There are many shooting angles you can use when taking photos of your pets.  Today, my focus is getting high and shooting down at your pet.  I often use this method for small dogs.  It enables you to capture the pet from head to tail.  It is also a great tool to use to just…

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National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a shelter dog month.  Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter continues to be committed to finding homes for abandoned dogs despite having to slightly change the process related to Covid 19.  The Center is currently not open related to Covid but volunteers continue to foster dogs and you can schedule appointments to…

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NEW HOME & NEW VENTURES

I took my first picture of Rogan back in January 2018.  This Beautiful dog came to Second Chance  Canine Adoption Shelter for a new chance at life. This guy was smart and adorable and I thought he would find a home shortly.  It soon became clear though, that finding a home for Rogan would be…

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Isolation

Halloween, Bear in isolation

When I first saw the subject for this week, I was thinking of going a totally different direction with the subject.  We had a photoshoot at the shelter this weekend however where the dogs get dressed up in their Halloween costumes.  Once I took this image however, I decided to go in a totally different…

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Natural Light

Bear, dog

I enjoy using natural light for my photographs.  It enables you to be more spontaneous with your photographs and not worry about lugging around a lot of heavy equipment. With natural light you could let the light fall directly on the subject, so that they have nice even lighting Or you can use the light…

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Motion

Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  they can sometimes become oblivious to the camera. Here are…

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Shadows

low key dog image

Shadows seemed to be a perfect subject this week.  I have some equipment for off camera lighting that I was wishing to try out.  I had an image in my mind which I wanted to try with Declan.  That image would have had Declan looking straight at me with half of his face in shadow…

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