Photographer Rachael Rodgers didn’t know what to make of her brand-new Instagram account. Fortunately, a potentially good idea went over her head:
After seeing pictures of dogs posted by animal shelter homes online, she noticed the pictures weren’t fascinating, making it more difficult for the dogs to be adopted.
So she took action right away and started posting dog pictures on her Instagram account. She contacted people from her local animal rescue shelter and took pictures of adoptable pups. The main difference between her images and those posted regularly all over social media was that she tried to capture a more candid look of the dogs.
She also wanted to have better-looking backgrounds for her pictures. That’s why she felt inspired to take the dogs outdoors. Rachael’s expertise, combined with breath-taking natural surroundings, resulted in highly attractive dog pictures that really capture their subjects’ unique character.
After more people became aware of her Instagram account, Rachael’s work was required by an increasing number of animal shelter homes and rescue organizations, who were eager to have their dogs photographed, in an effort to maximize their exposure and increase their chances of being adopted.
And it seems like her efforts are paying off big time: all but two of the shelter dogs she’s photographed found a new home. With such an amazing adoption rate, she will (hopefully) have plenty of work in the near future.
One of the reasons behind Rachael’s effort is that she doesn’t believe in the dog breeding and buying system because it promotes a commercial activity at the expense of the dogs’ wellbeing. And given the increasing number of dogs waiting to be adopted, the breeding system has no place in a modern, caring and compassionate society. And we agree with her.
Source: Trails And Bears