Cerumen

Cerumen

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Has a website at www.delmar.photos
Joined on Mar 10, 2005

Cerumen's recent activity

  • Added 2 photos to their gallery
    1807_mtas_cats (102 of 202)1807_MTAS_Sally (30 of 32)
  • Replied in The nose
    I agree, it's great to see the nose. My challenge is I'm working in really tight quarters, and I need to blur the background. So often, the nose goes. This happens, even at f8 at this distance. ...
  • Hi Nina. Thanks for the reference link. I still take pictures for the same shelter. It's a challenging gig, but I always feel good for showing up and getting good pics of the animals.
  • Look at the capacity of the battery you want to charge. Say it's 2700mah (common capacity for avg size mobile phones). Divide the capacity of your power bank by the phone battery's capacity, and ...
  • Thanks, Paul. Their mood is easily understood, so they make for interesting subjects. They just want a safe place and food, kind of like us!
  • If you find yourself there to shoot some shots, I've found that shelters don't know what they want photographically, but what they need are head shots. Tight shots of animal faces bring people in. ...
  • Thanks for your comments. it's satisfying work. I'm not always up for it, but never regret it. Here are two more from earlier this year. I have hundreds of cat and dog "finals," but really like ...
  • Added 2 photos to their gallery
    1802_MTAS_Charlie (9 of 10)1602 MTAS Dogs Bullfrog (5 of 8)
  • I just checked your instagram feed. Clearly, you have a passion for animals and the natural world. You know where I got the idea for doing volunteer animal shelter work? David Hobby, of "Strobist" ...
  • Replied in Inspiring!
    Thanks, Craig. I remember you from way back. Shelter work isn't for everyone, but I get to play with puppies. And use my skills in a way to benefit others. Easy win.
  • Thanks, Jerry. As I've gotten older, I've learned that giving is its own reward. It's totally worth it, and every two or three weeks, I'm back there to shoot another set. It helps the animals, and ...
  • Replied in Super cool
    Thanks for checking out my site. Yes, separate categories for shelter cats and shelter dogs, and even shelterdogs2018. Anyway, to your question: What kind of magic to take these pictures? For cats, ...
  • Hi, and thanks for the comment and questions. Well, a bad shot may have one of many failings, from poor face presentation, a worried or aggressive look, that sort of thing. Regardless, all the ...
  • Thanks, Mark. The shelter management report that my pics make a big difference. Every petfinder-type site is nothing but dozens of thumbnails of potential pets, and if the thumbnail sucks, viewers ...
  • It's absolutely impossible without a good animal handler. And my hit rate for this kind of work is about five percent. I use a monolight so I'm ready to catch the moment, and a beauty dish to shape ...
  • I've done volunteer photo work at my local animal shelter for a few years. Yesterday, with a volunteer handler's assistance, we got 11 dog portraits done in about 90 minutes. Add setup and ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    MTAS_Brandi (18 of 25)
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    MTAS_Charlie (4 of 7)
  • Added 4 photos to their gallery
    MTAS_Tally (31 of 38)MTAS_Godiva (2 of 6)MTAS_Brandi (14 of 25)MTAS_Charlie (4 of 7)
  • Downside of any scanner is that you have no control regarding the quality or direction of the light. These stamps may have surface detail (from the stamps' paper or imprint technique) that might ...
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