Happy New Year

It’s the start of a new year and there’s no better way for me to celebrate than spending time at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. This little long-haired chihuahua looking for a forever home is named Ottis and he was quite a handful. I find that with small energetic animals it can be helpful to contain them in some way. Once we put Ottis in the basket, he started to settle down and I was able to take several quick shots. At the shelter when we’re photographing indoors, I usually work with a shutter speed of 250 to stop any movement on the animal’s part.

I think Ottis started the new year off with a bang. What do you think?