Take Better Pictures. Make More Money.

In today's market, your photos can be the difference between closing the sale and loading them for the sale barn. You can learn to take better photos. We'll show you how. 

Our online course, The Complete Guide to Cattle & Livestock Photography is designed to help you improve your photography skills so you can increase the value of your own livestock or build your own photography business. 

 

The Complete Guide to Cattle & Livestock Photography

Get instant, lifetime, on-demand access to six learning modules plus receive personalized guidance from course instructor, B.J. Eick. Course content 40 step-by-step photography lessons and more than nine hours of video content. This is a LIMITED OFFERING! Enrollment closes February 19.

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Module 1: 4-Steps to Mastering Manual Mode

In this course you'll get more familiar with your camera while you follow our four-step process to mastering manual mode. You'll learn how to use each of your camera's priority shooting modes, see how to review image metadata, and understand how each camera setting changes your image creatively. After taking this course, you should step into the picture pen with more confidence that you're using the best settings to match your skill set while you continue to hone your craft. 

• Five Lessons + Course Downloads

• Species Focus: Applies to all species

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Module 2: Setting Up the Perfect Picture Pen

No matter what species you photograph, a good picture pen, or picture area, is vital to creating great images. In this course you'll learn how to select an area for taking pictures outdoors and how to determine what size picture area you need. We'll show you how to setup a picture pen for handling cattle, including choosing the right fencing, and the right way to bed a picture area for any species to make them look softer and stouter. 

• 5 Lessons • 90 minutes of video content + course downloads

• Species Focus: Beef Cattle, All other species taken outdoors using natural light

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Module 3: Take Command of the Picture Pen

In this module, we'll use beef cattle as the example for you to learn how to staff a picture crew, how to handle animals and mitigate stress on photo day, how to work with cooperative and uncooperative livestock, how to pose loose livestock, and how to pose haltered livestock. You'll also learn how to pick the right angles and frame the shot to capture exceptional images of every animal. 

• 12 Lessons + course downloads

• Species Focus: Beef Cattle, Many lessons can apply to other species taken outdoors using natural light

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Module 4: From Camera to Client - Editing Livestock Photos w/Adobe Lightroom

In this module you'll learn everything you need to know to deliver images like a pro. Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic to organize and sort photographs, how to correct image exposure and color issues, how to build a workflow for your photography, how move files between Lightroom and Photoshop and more. 

• 8 Lessons + course downloads

• Species Focus: Applies to all species

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Module 5: Editing Harsh Light w/Adobe Photoshop

Sometimes the pose is perfect, but the light's just not right. In this module we'll teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop to soften the effect of harsh lighting conditions. You'll learn how to use the Adobe Camera Raw filter, how to use the Clone Stamp tool, and how to use Dodge/Burn to enhance the lighting of your images. 

• 3 Lessons + course downloads

• Species Focus: Applies to all species

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Module 6: Removing Halters, Flies, Dirt & Other Distractions with Adobe Photoshop

In this module, you'll learn how to unleash the power of Adobe Photoshop to remove unwanted distractions from your images. See how to remove halters without leaving a trace. Learn to remove dirt from animals, eliminate fence posts, and more, all with one powerful Photoshop tool. 

• 4 Lessons + course downloads

• Species Focus: Applies to all species

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FREE Mini-Course: The Secret Photoshop Tool the Pros Won't Share

We promised we'd teach you everything we know about livestock photography, so in this course we'll show you the secret Photoshop Tool the pros don't want us to share. You'll learn what it is, how people use it the wrong way, how to spot a fake, and how this tool can actually be used the right way to help make minor image corrections.

• 3 Lessons + course downloads

• Species Focus: Applies to all species

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