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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What Kind of Ear Getter are You?

 

Getting an animals attention for the photograph is truly an art form.  Enjoy the video!  :-) 

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Should I Shoot in RAW or JPG?

 

If you've ever dug around in your camera menus, you've probably seen the option to choose to record your files in RAW or JPG formats. Deciding which format to shoot in depends a lot on what you'd like your workflow to be, your ability to manage large files, and your desire for post production...

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Should I Use Manual or Auto Focus?

 

Especially when we're just starting out, it can be easy to believe we've got to take manual control all the settings on our camera in order to capture great images. I'm here to tell you that just simply isn't true. 

Cameras today are wicked smart, and while it is important to become familiar...

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The Biggest Mistake I Made as a Livestock Photographer

 

Someone asked me recently what the biggest mistake I ever made as a livestock photographer was. I assume they expected me to answer with a hilarious story about cattle handling gone wrong, and while I have made more than a few of those mistakes, picture pen wrecks weren't even...

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