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Rescue City Volunteer Photography - May 2021

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

Dana from Rescue City ( in Brooklyn reached out to me about a volunteer opportunity to photograph a group of dogs that were rescued from a kill shelter in Kentucky on May 1, 2021. The dogs in these photographs went to nice foster homes after being unloaded from the truck, but they will all be available for adoption!

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning, I gotta say! I did learn a few things though: 1) make sure to always check the weather. There were some strong gales (especially near the Brooklyn harbor); and 2) Dogs are incredibly unpredictable photo subjects. I went in with some ideas of how I wanted to take dog portraits, and all of my ideas were literally scrapped in the moment. With dog photography (especially outdoors at an event like this) you REALLY got to go with the flow. 95% of these shots were very candid, and it made for some awesome captured moments. It was absolutely a great photographic skill builder.

The Rescue City Mission:

Our Mission:

Rescue City is committed to saving the lives of dogs in need from underserved shelters. Our loving dedicated foster network helps us provide temporary, safe homes for these dogs while we find fantastic matches that result in permanent adoption placement. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional education and support throughout the process, ensuring a wonderful experience for both the dog and their human.

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