How Do You Get Those Blurry Backgrounds?

Livestock photography is, in many ways, a form of portraiture. Think about headshots or school pictures. It's the same photo over and over again, just a different kid at a different school, on a different day. In the same way, livestock photos are just a different animal, in a different place, on...

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Gear Check!

If you're just getting started with livestock photography, you may have a lot of questions about gear, and that's okay! We've got you covered. 

Here are the key pieces of equipment for every livestock photographer: 

Camera: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses. 

You can...

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6 Tips for Frigid Photo Days

I don't know about you, but I love a good bull sale. Every year when Denver rolls around (or Cattlemen's Congress for 2021) I get excited to see the new sires everyone is ready to promote. Shortly thereafter, I was always neck-deep in bulls to photograph for the rest of the Winter and into...

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Editing Efficiency

If you're anything like me, part of the reason you're drawn to livestock photography is because you enjoy working outside. You'd rather spend your time in the barn than in the house, so when picture day is done and you have to find the time to sit down at the computer to edit, it can be...

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3 Creative Ways to Bring the Fun of the Stock Show to Your Backyard

Across the country, summer livestock shows have faced cancellation. Thankfully, many people have come together to host replacement shows, but whether your show has a replacement or not, there’s no doubt this summer just won’t look the same but, no matter how things look for you and...

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4 Key Principles to Create Winning Videos for Online Shows

 

Online shows are here. If we're lucky, we'll all be back in the show ring with our friends at a live event soon, however throughout the country we're already hearing of shows being canceled due to COVID-19. Accordingly, the only way some people may be able to show their animals this summer is by...

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The Top 5 Apps for Livestock Photographers

 

Mobile apps are amazing and there are several which can help you be more productive and efficient as a livestock photographer. Here are a few I love. 

Weather Underground - Because so much of my livestock photography work revolves around working outside with natural light,...

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What's in My Camera Bag?

I don't know about you, but I love my equipment. In our studio, everything has a special case with a special place, labeled neatly and all tucked away so you can find whatever you want at a moment's notice. 

GEAR POST DISCLAIMER: You should always max out the equipment you have before...

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3 Questions to Ask before You Upgrade Your Photography Equipment

 

I get it! I really do! New gear is so tempting! More often than not, however, it's a completely unnecessary purchase. For years, when the hot new camera was released, I had to be the first to try it. I was a pro, so I wanted to use the new technology that promised to make my images better. And,...

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How Much is a Photo Worth?

 

When I started my photography business things didn't run all that well. I didn't have a clear understanding of how to run a business or manage any of the financial aspects. I didn't realize that making a profit was an essential part of living a fulfilling life as an entrepreneur.  I knew how...

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