As a freelance photographer I get into some varied and surprising situations, one of the more unusual ones being the day I found myself togged up in full operating theatre gown, face mask and hat in order to photography an intricate surgical procedure on a cat’s leg!
The Veterinary Hospital contacted me because they wanted to update their website with a more modern look. The brief included shooting portraits of all the different parts of the hospital (including the exterior, reception area, treatment and recovery rooms and operating theatres), the procedures offered, animals being treated, and portraits of all staff (some with their pets).
This was clearly quite an undertaking and involved shooting in a variety of different situations and lighting. For the portraits I set up my studio in the conference room so that staff could come along when not busy with their patients. It was important to schedule their arrival so that dogs and cats didn’t meet in the corridor, and once there it was sometimes a challenge to get the excited/ fearful animals to face the right way for the camera.