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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What's the Best Camera for Livestock Photography?

There are many great cameras available today and thanks to technology it continues to become more affordable to buy better and better electronic equipment all the time. When people are getting ready to begin taking livestock photos, they often ask me what kind of camera they should buy,...

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How Do You Find the Right Pose for Each Animal?

When an animal comes into the picture pen, you literally have seconds to decide how you would want to see that animal posed in order to create the best image. Believe it or not, it’s not done in Photoshop.

Angles and structure produce the outline of an animal in its photograph, which makes...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Picture Pen

For those of you who are cattle producers, a great picture pen can make an incredible difference, not only in the quality of your images, but also in the ease, or difficulty, of handling your cattle on picture day. Here are a few of the most common mistakes I've seen from a few hundred picture...

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The #1 Way Picture Days are Ruined

When it's picture day on your farm, there's a lot at stake. No matter the species, or the size of your operation, you count on having a good sale to make sure your operation can continue, and good pictures make for good sales.

In all my travels, and in every picture pen I ever worked, there was...

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