Going Creative…Live! | Seattle Pet Photography

Fabulous opportunities come around every once in a while, and you just have to snatch them up. Many photographers and creatives of all sorts out there know about the amazing creativeLIVE, who put on all kinds of amazing live internet workshops. With workshops most often spanning about 3 full days, you can tune in online to watch and learn from the best of the best on everything from photography, photo-editing, business, music/audio, art and design, video production…and this week, Animal Photography. I just had to try and be there for this one…

 

After sending in a one-minute video blurb and application explaining why I want to be at the live workshop, I’ve been invited to be in the studio learning from the one and only celebrated Rachael Hale McKenna, an amazing animal and child photographer originally from New Zealand. I’m also super lucky that the CL studios are right here in Seattle. I get to bring all my own questions for Rachael to add to the ones that the web audience send in, and along with the other pet photogs in the studio, learn from Rachael’s insights and wealth of knowledge. Rachael’s work is world-renowned, published in books and magazines, and I can’t wait to hear what she has to share (*oh, and you can see what I’m talking about on her website at the link via her name above). I also just found out that 2 other HeARTs Speak members that I’ve not yet met will be there; it will be great to hear about their rescue pet photo work too. I’m stoked!

 

One big thing I hope to bring back from it all, is a whole host of new ways to implement all the plans and ideas I have swirling around in my head, and finally put them into action. With all the intense focus and time I have spent on my Animal Talk rescue work in recent months – so many foster home visits! – I’ve not been able to develop much for my business or personal work. Must get creative juices going again to add all these services and ideas to my pet photography roster. Exciting!

 

Well, thank you to those at creativeLIVE for inviting me along for the ride this week, and if you’re reading this because you found me through recent social media links thanks to the workshop, HI!!

Be sure to leave me a message and let me know what you think of my work; and please do pop over to my Facebook page too. I love hearing from people!

xo ~ K

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Seattlish features My Work | Seattle Cat Photography

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Thank you Seattlish for featuring my photography and the work of Animal Talk on your blog!! http://tmblr.co/ZHQJas19N0J6A

Hopefully the whole city will see it!

You can find our ‘less-adoptable’ cats here: Adopt Less-Adoptable Cats (even though they are supremely adoptable!!!)

Just a couple of cute reasons to keep taking photos at the rescue... Copyright K.A.Moore Photography. All Rights Reserved.  Do not copy, download, alter.

Just a couple of cute reasons to keep taking photos at the rescue…
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The One and Only Rollo! Today’s Facebook Photo Post

The One and Only Rollo!

*The cloudiness you can see on his left eye is from an injury and is healing. Hopefully it will clear more but the eye shows some scarring. You’re still lovely, Rollo! Four years at the rescue and we will NEVER EVER give up on finding you a permanent home. This guy has come a long way. I’ll be deliriously happy when he finds his perfect human pal who understands his quirkiness and feels his sweet character shine through.

Rollo is at Animal Talk Rescue of Seattle.

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Rescued Cats of 2013 | Seattle Rescue Pet Photography

Is it really the end of another year?? The collage below is but a sampling of the cats that were rescued and placed in homes this year at Animal Talk, and really just shows a few out of the hundreds of cats I photographed. It was a jam-packed year, and the last month or two have been extremely busy in terms of cat photos; between adoption events and going to foster homes, I have been doing double-time as the rescue tries to keep adoptions going while we are still an all-foster network. But our new location will hopefully be up and running soon! I am glad that all the incoming animals will have brand new digs in 2014.

To all the people who have shown the rescue their support, and shown ME their support, thank you. I couldn’t continue the work of rescue photography through the harder patches without the good people that are in the middle of this too. I am grateful for the network of amazing people at HeARTs Speak, who constantly remind me that we are all making a difference in many animals’ lives, and I appreciate all that share their creative and personal wisdom with me.

But mostly to all of those people who chose to ADOPT a rescued animal this year, instead of shopping for one. There are just so many amazing and needy animals out there that deserve a loving home. In one respect I wish there weren’t going to be hundreds more cats that will need their photograph taken by me next year, but there will be, and I actually feel honored to play a part in helping them. And I will still be here ready for them…

xo ~ K

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

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PS. And I’ll share some people pics from 2013 tomorrow! And be sure to come find me on good old Facebook

Obligatory Halloween Photo! | Seattle Cat, Music Photography 

Holly here decided to give me a yawn instead of a scary Halloween cat pose; I didn’t get any ‘scary’ kitties on this day of rescue photographs at all, in fact. Lots of shy ones instead.

Holly. Copyright K.A.Moore Photography.

Holly. Copyright K.A.Moore Photography.

So the cat and Halloween… There are many associations of cats and bats and rats (my son loves that these rhyme) when it comes to Halloween, and black cats have particularly had a bad rap when it comes to legend and folklore. Our largely-nocturnal furry friends have/are said to be familiars of witches, and cats belonging to condemned witches during the time of the witch trials, were tortured and killed along with their pet guardians. There is zero correlation between witches and cat sacrifice, so put that idea out of your head; for starters, no true Pagan witch would ever harm a cat. Black cats though, have notoriously been vulnerable around Halloween, thanks to superstition and reports of ritual use; many shelters will not adopt out black cats around this holiday for fear of them being used for ritual sacrificial purposes. I’m a proponent of keeping cats inside (in the city, particularly) where they’re safe from cars, other animals and disease, but I’d say tonight is THE night to do so, rituals or no rituals. And keep them away from the chocolate and sweets!! (more for you that way)

I’d like to share my Flickr set of trick-or-treating for last year: Halloween 2012! My favorite holiday for taking photos. Last year, we were still all about superheroes; this year I have a werewolf on my hands… Sadly I haven’t had the chance to dress up for Halloween this year…quite sad about that (last year I was a zombie cheerleader when I took photos of live music at the EMP).

All Mixed Up, EMP, 2012. Copyright K.A.Moore Photography.

All Mixed Up, EMP, 2012.
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Well, everyone have a fabulous, safe and candy-filled Halloween.

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.”
~ Author Unknown

xo ~ K