Today I had the awesome opportunity to speak at the 2014 National Saint Bernard Rescue Conference held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. I shared my personal tips and tricks with 15 State Coordinators to help them improve their adoption portraits, using whatever type of camera they choose, including their camera phone.
At Pet’ographique, we offer complimentary adoption portraits to all animal rescue groups and shelters in town. Doug Duke, executive director of the Nevada SPCA, included a beautiful quote in our latest Press Release regarding our adoption portraits – “The new media – the web and social media – is the greatest tool we have to reach people about adoptable animals and tell their individual stories,” says Doug Duke, executive director of Nevada SPCA. ”Arica Dorff’s portraits magnificently capture the animals’ spirits and souls. People from around the world follow us in the new media to see her images celebrating animal rescue & recovery, and her portraits are inspiring people to adopt and regard rescued animals in a new light.” Nicest quote ever!
Many of the State Coordinators who attended the annual conference live in rural areas where a professional pet photographer is not available, so I was thrilled to hear a few of them tell me “we’ve literally been doing everything wrong and we’re so excited to get home and apply these tips and take better adoption portraits”.
Thank you to the National Saint Bernard Rescue for including me in your conference. I hope to share my ‘How to take better adoption portraits’ presentation with a few more national rescue groups this year! – Arica