As this is my first post for this newly created blog, I will tell you a little about me. I am not a professional photographer (or writer). I do what I do because I love to be around animals and when our local SPCA shelter asked for a few volunteers to take pictures I jumped at the chance. There is no financial gain in this for me. I have no aspirations of quitting my day job and starting a photography business. I enjoy my day job and have worked hard to get where I am. This is my diversion once a week from routine.
I have a dog of my own, and perhaps one day more than one. Zoe isn’t much of a camera hound so to her relief, I have directed attention away from her and to the homeless animals of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. She still gets her special photo days but just not constantly. I think that is OK with her.
As I begin this journey, I know that I am a good photographer. With practice I can see my photos getter better all the time. I love the idea that the photo I take might lead someone to their new best friend. When I look into the animal’s eyes I can see the hope they have for their forever homes. It is my hope that I can capture that.
With this blog I hope to document my journey while volunteering at the shelter.