Photographers

Photographers have an eye for capturing balanced, interesting images of their subjects. They must also have knowledge of how to use various lenses, flashes, and other equipment to compensate for lighting conditions, weather conditions, and dog movement.

Read the Responsibilities and Qualifications below for more detail.

Locations:

  • La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Key Responsibilities:

  • Photograph dogs in several locations such as the beach, during training, or when they are at the clinic waiting for exams.
  • We do not have a studio, so photographers need to be able to make the most of the environment that exists.
  • Use toys and treats to capture the dog’s attention.
  • Use people in a dog’s photo to help get them adopted. See http://shelterblog.adoptapet.com/2012/12/how-a-person-in-your-pets-photo-can-make-a-difference/
  • Also use toys in the photo. See http://shelterblog.adoptapet.com/2010/12/taking-photos-that-get-pets-adopted/
  • Attend training events and clinics to capture photos of the dogs when they are gathered together in one place.
  • Upload photos into Animal Shelter Manager database.
  • Work with lead and other volunteer photographers to coordinate photo shoots of dogs and identify those dogs needing updated or new photos.
  • Capture video of dogs playing or at events for use in their web page.

Training:

  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Basic Adoption Training Course
  • On-the-job training

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of what photos get dogs adopted
  • Ability to use photo editing software
  • Ability to crop photos to size specifications for certain web uses such as Facebook, Adopt-a-pet listings, etc.
  • Ability to effectively use the camera, lenses, make the best use of available lighting
  • Since all photos are digital, have and use your choice of photo editting software.
  • Successful completion of Baja Dogs Volunteer Orientation.
  • Successful completion of Baja Dogs Adoption Training Course.

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 10 hours per week