Saturday, December 10, 2011

ICAN - Invermere Companion Animal Network

After an extremely difficult few weeks at home, I think I'm back in the photography saddle!

Last week I emailed one of our local pet adoption centres and offered my services as a volunteer photographer. Happily, Lana at ICAN, the Invermere Companion Animal Network, responded positively ... and invited me to go over yesterday to see what I could capture of one particular cat, and a rabbit that was being dropped off!

I was only at ICAN for about 90 minutes, but knew that I was loving what I was doing! I also knew that it was going to be WAY more challenging than I expected! Especially at this time of year, with the temperatures being consistently well below freezing! Next visit will be longer, for sure, and I'll be better prepared with my gear (ie: a good flash unit, and a longer lens so that I don't have to get quite so in-your-face with ICAN's guests!).

So, here are some of the photos that I took yesterday. These are the shots that didn't make my quality "cut" ... but I think are nice enough to share ... please visit my ICAN Cat and Rabbit pages on Smugmug to see the photos that I've sent to the organization for posting on their website, and using in any of the organization's promotional and fundraising print work.





A big THANK YOU to Lana and Sylvia for welcoming me into the facility and giving me the grand tour ... and the run of the place with my camera! I'm really looking forward to working with you and your team, and hope I can make a significant contribution to the success of the project!


  1. Tanya, these are fabulous photos, and as a non-photographer, I think they could 'make the grade' anywhere! Thank you so much for meeting with us and offering ICAN your services. We are very excited to be working with you and you can have free reign of the shelter anytime you want!