Pet camera, anyone?
Read any tips about photographing a particular dog or cat in a shelter, and you’ll find the same tips — because they work. Get in close; use selective focus on the eyes; get down to their level; eliminate distracting backgrounds. Shoot tight.
But there are times that you are perfectly within your rights to throw this all out the window, and go as wide as possible. Make something the world hasn’t seen a million times before. Enter the GoPro.
As a sports photographer, I felt like GoPro was a game-changer when it came out, allowing us to really get close and wide. But more importantly, it allowed us to shoot where we couldn’t physically go ourselves: under a boat, or jumping out of an airplane, for example.
It can do the same for shelter dogs, too. The photo above, and the video below, were both shot with the GoPro. They offer a completely different point of view, a view you don’t see everyday.
Check out the video below:
The shooter mounted one Go Pro on his dog’s collar, and let ‘er rip. He also shot his own footage and edited it together — something that must have take a lot of time — but you don’t have to do that.
GoPros ALL ship with an underwater housing as well, so you can put it in the shelter swimming pool and let it run, for summertime. You can put it in the bottom of the cats’ water bowl while they’re drinking.
And you can imagine the hit that simple GoPro footage of your shelter’s or rescue’s (or foster’s, or dog park’s) playgroup “scene” would be online?
Why not put a GoPro on your wishlist?
A GoPro can be picked up for 299.00 at B&H Photo and Video.
Have footage or frames from a GoPro of your pet or shelter? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and (with your permission) we’ll share on all our social media platforms.
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