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Dart Unit 05 Animal Photography

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Animal Photography module for the Disaster Animal Response Team (DART).

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Dart Unit 05 Animal Photography

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Unit 5: Animal Photography </li></ul>© 2006-2010 Frans Hoffman
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most important component in reuniting pets with owners </li></ul><ul><li>Objective is to get quality ID photos that capture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguishing marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size and height of animal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner (if present) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Set up simple backdrop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove distractions from picture, making animal center piece and more identifiable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideally, there should be three tarps, creating a quiet area where the animal can feel safe </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Set up backdrop in designated photo cage </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally protected on three sides, creating safe environment, and removing distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing in cage that animal can hide behind </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Can indicate size of animal </li></ul><ul><li>Use owner to restrain animal (so they are in the photo) </li></ul><ul><li>Take several photos </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In this picture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog (sideways) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate height </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frontal picture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on distinguishing marks (if any) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Include Intake (ID) Number in photo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handler holds paper with number, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attach paper to long extended clip pole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Without Intake Number photo is likely to be misplaced or misinterpreted </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Animal should not be held (could hide distinguishing marks like in this photo) </li></ul><ul><li>Posture of free standing animal could help with identification </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Get animal’s attention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake staff can stand behind photographer and entice animal to look at them (noises, food, toys) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Full body shot </li></ul><ul><li>Tight face shot </li></ul><ul><li>Close up of distinguishing marks </li></ul><ul><li>Print two photos for intake paperwork </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Save pictures on designated computer </li></ul><ul><li>Rename files to include intake number </li></ul><ul><li>Make daily backup of all photos, label DVD and store with Intake Manager </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Accompany Search & Rescue Teams and perform Field Intake </li></ul><ul><li>Take pictures of animals found dead or injured (documentation) </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>While Frans Hoffman, the author of this training course, provides the information in this presentation for free (as hand-outs) to anyone who attends a Disaster Animal Response Training (DART), he and his licensors retain copyright on all text and graphic images. </li></ul><ul><li>Text and graphic images are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. This means that YOU MAY NOT copy, reproduce, modify, publish, upload, post, or include this information in your training or documents, reuse the text or graphics, transmit or distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of the author. The author reserves all other rights. Except as expressly provided herein, he does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information. </li></ul><ul><li>The DART logo is a service mark of Frans Hoffman. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on how to legally use these materials, please contact Frans Hoffman at fhoffman@iRescue.us. </li></ul>

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