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Mally Muster 2019 "Out of this World" Photo Booth - Speed Edit

speed edits Aug 15, 2019

By Charlotte Reeves

In 2019 at the annual Mally Muster fundraising event for Brisbane dog rescue group Shamroq (Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Queensland), we ran a "Out of this World" themed photo booth.

The beautiful backdrop was custom painted for the occasion by Danni from Rustic Fig Design. It was set up in a white marquee which provided a nice soft diffused natural light, as the day was fine and sunny.

Prior to being sent to Photoshop, these images received basic editing in Lightroom for colour cast correction, shadow and highlight fix ups, colour and contrast adjustments. In the video you'll see a selection of shots out of the 16 dogs/groups we had throughout the day. Additional editing was completed, mostly to merge two or more shots into one. I also performed leash/collar removal, selective lightening and darkening, eye enhancement and various other bits and pieces to bring out the best in these images for the dogs' owners.

I sped up the edits 5x to give an insight into how much work went into these photos - and just because it's kind of entertaining to watch!

All money raised from photo sales was donated directly to Shamroq.

My co-photographer on the day was Kelly from Hairypants Pet Photography who also donates her time to photograph dogs in foster care for Shamroq.

Special thanks to Danni from Happy Flying Dog Photography who helped out on the day with dog wrangling and paperwork, and of course who also painted the gorgeous backdrop!

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