Adopt. Donate. Volunteer. Make a Difference.

I’ve been volunteering at Maxfund for a year this week. Maxfund is a no-kill shelter in Denver, CO. Every week I go and take pictures of the dogs and cats that are up for adoption for their website. I love what I do there and I’m happy beyond belief when I find out that someone came in and adopted a pet because of a photo I’ve taken! It feels great to help all of these lovely animals and the humans that adopt them.

I made a video with 130 of the photos to help promote adoption. Many of the pets in the video are still up for adoption so if you see one that calls to you please call Maxfund!

© 2012 StinkDog Photos by Deanna Hurt All rights reserved.

Away From Home | 52 Week Project | Week 40

Happy Friday!

It’s time for another 52 week project. This week’s challenge is Away From Home. Taking photos in a new location.
Lately, I’ve been taking urban photos and studio photos so finding a new location is a pleasure. Cleo and I went to an open space park right outside of Boulder. Cleo had a great time running around and I had fun capturing portraits with blue skies, tall grasses, and my favorite dog in the world having fun. Check out his running face!

Boulder open space

Boulder open space

Boulder open space

Cleo running

Cleo howling

Boulder open space

Boulder open space

Cleo running

Ready to see more? Check out the amazing photos from Blue Amrich Studio in Massachusetts and follow the links until you come back to StinkDog Photos. We have some really fantastic photographers in our group, I’m sure you will see some wonderful photos.

© 2012 StinkDog Photos by Deanna Hurt All rights reserved.

Street Photography | 52 Week Project | Week 39

It’s Friday and it’s time for my first 52 Week Project. Woohoo!

In case you didn’t read my previous post. I joined a group called the Beautiful Beasties Network, it’s a worldwide network of professional pet photographers. Within the BBN there is a group called the 52 Week Project which I also joined. We receive a photography challenge and post the results each Friday on our blog. Our blogs are linked together so you can see the results of all the photographers that participated that week.

This week’s assignment was Street Photography. I’m fascinated by traditional street photography but, I had not yet tried it on my own. The idea of purposely setting out to take candid photos of strangers is intimidating.
That being said, we were allowed to interpret this how we wanted to so I took a few pictures of our dog Cleo in downtown Denver near some interesting murals.
street photography
street photography
However, I really wanted to try the traditional method so I wondered my neighborhood in search of something. I found the poor pup below with the collar of shame, a cast on his leg, waiting with dad outside of a groomer’s shop. I took two shots and left. I’m not sure either of them noticed me. I will try this again and next time I’ll be brave.
street photography 02

street photography 01

Be sure to check out the awesome work of Central Coast Pet Photographer, Sharon Stokes.

© 2012 StinkDog Photos by Deanna Hurt All rights reserved.

52 Week Project

This week I joined a group called the 52 Week Project. It’s a group of professional pet photographers that stretch their creativity and photography skills by completing a weekly photography project and posting the results on their blogs.

It works like this: someone in the group sends out an email with a theme and we have a week to take photos using the theme in our photography. At the end of the week all of the photographers post the results, with pictures, on their blogs. The cool thing is at the end of the blog there is a link to one of the other photographers so if you like you can check out how the other photographers interpreted the assignment. Each blog is connected to a different photographer so if you have time and you want to see all of the photographers in the group you can do that just by following the links.  A really easy way to get to see a lot of great photography.
This is my first week participating. I’ll be posting the results on Friday. I’m excited and a little nervous. Want to know what the subject is this week? Come back on Friday and check it out.
You didn’t really think I’d tell you ahead of time did you?

© 2012 StinkDog Photos by Deanna Hurt All rights reserved.

The house is full! No new cats at Maxfund.

Giving back

I spend a lot of time volunteering at the Maxfund. I take photos of the dogs and the cats for their website every week. This week I went in to take photos of the new cats and there are hardly any new cats there. The house is full!

Rescue, rescue, rescue

If you are looking for a companion I suggest heading over to meet some of the cats. There are big cats, small cats, adult cats, kittens, cuddly cats, and some that could use a little help socializing.

Kallie is beautiful and a little shy, but with patience, I’m sure Kallie would be happy to serve as a kitty bff to the lucky person that adopts him.

Kallie

Adoptable cats at Maxfund

Adoptable cats at Maxfund

© 2012 StinkDog Photos by Deanna Hurt All rights reserved.