This holiday season, I decided to help out the Kaua'i Humane Society transport two dogs from the island to the Tri-Valley SPCA here in the East Bay of Northern California.
Insight #5 - Don't Overwhelm
Samson is a sweet soul. It didn't take very long for him to want to nap, which was expected after a five-hour flight that was 30 minutes late in departing. I took the first half-dozen shots without the softbox as I wanted him to stay calm. I didn't position him at all during the mini-session, and I just wiggled my way down to his level. I used the softbox at different shutter speeds to just get different effects. I shot for about 5 minutes and called it a night. At some point, I'll ask the shelter if they want to have a full session with Samson where we'll take different angles so people can really have the best visualization of Samson.
|Samson settling in for the night after a flight from Lihu'e, Kaua'i to Oakland, California|