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Professional Photos

Post by gizmom » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:23 pm

I feel I do a pretty good job of taking photos, but I sure wish I actually had a talent for it. I think a good photographer has the ability to really show how a cow looks.

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Our partner at Upchurch just got pictures for his sale on October 6th he decided to get an updated photo of our SAV Abigale 913, heck I got excited about her all over again. We have calves due out of her the first of October ( the 8th to be exact) out of Resource, Sensation and Reign doing a happy dance!

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by ALACOWMAN » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:33 pm

Great looking cow, recon he'd take pictures of some of mine..Might help me to get excited over em ... :D
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:13 pm

It is very difficult for a person by themself to get a good pose. When I get them about where I want them, they turn around and walk over to me. Lol
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:38 am

Giz - that is a great cow, no matter what breed.
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by NEFarmwife » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:34 am

I consider myself an avid hobby photographer. And I can’t, for the life of me... get a decent pic of a cow or bull.

That there is a darn good photo!

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:03 pm

NEFarmwife wrote:I consider myself an avid hobby photographer. And I can’t, for the life of me... get a decent pic of a cow or bull.

That there is a darn good photo!

I've seen as most have good pictures of bad cattle,,and bad pictures of good ones..."""not this cow she's a fine one ""but a good photo will do wonders...I've been to sales before where the sale catalogue did the cattle more justice,then they looked in the pens or coming through the ring...
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by Nesikep » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:33 pm

I make up for my lack of talent by sheer quantity.. I take about 2000 pics a year on average.

I find some animals just naturally pose and others you just can't get a good shot.

ALACOWMAN, I'm always weary of pictures of animals in 10" of straw, can make any leggy animal look deep and long when you cut off half their legs.. Gizmom's photo shows the entire animal and she still looks great.
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:04 pm

I was surprised by a bull they had advertised at a Hereford sale a few years back..wasn't to impressive looking in the catalog, but he was a eye popper when he hit the ring...
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:26 pm

Stout girl! Age, FS & weight?

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by gizmom » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks for the kind words on the cow we are really excited to own a part of her. 76 she is a 09 cow would say she is a 5 to 5 1/2 frame cow I have no idea what she is weighing she has been at our partners farm since last March. She is really deep and wide for sure Net Worth sure put some width and muscle into her. She is currently bred to Bruin Torque which should be an excellent mating. I can’t wait to see the calves out of here in October. I would lik to flush her to Extension after she calves.

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by NEFarmwife » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:24 pm

Speaking of sale photos... anyone ever catch some photoshop errors where they smoothed out the back of bull and it blurred or distorted the fence/background?

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:56 pm

NEFarmwife wrote:Speaking of sale photos... anyone ever catch some photoshop errors where they smoothed out the back of bull and it blurred or distorted the fence/background?

Seen sheaths on Brahman influenced Bulls, that had been cleaned up..
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by Ebenezer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:
NEFarmwife wrote:Speaking of sale photos... anyone ever catch some photoshop errors where they smoothed out the back of bull and it blurred or distorted the fence/background?

Seen sheaths on Brahman influenced Bulls, that had been cleaned up..

That was merely the bull after he got genomic test results back! Trying to get phenotype to match genotype. ;-) Livestock pictures are no different than pictures of toys in the old Sears wishbook. Pictures build anticipation and help to boost sales for sight unseen. So they need to look their best and have wonderful EPDs. Marketing at it's best, ... or worst. You'll find out later if you buy.

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Re: Professional Photos

Post by TexasBred » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:30 pm

NEFarmwife wrote:Speaking of sale photos... anyone ever catch some photoshop errors where they smoothed out the back of bull and it blurred or distorted the fence/background?

Very common......they have a good cow....then they go and try to make her perfect. Very few photos are not touched up in some way.
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Re: Professional Photos

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:31 pm

TexasBred wrote:
NEFarmwife wrote:Speaking of sale photos... anyone ever catch some photoshop errors where they smoothed out the back of bull and it blurred or distorted the fence/background?

Very common......they have a good cow....then they go and try to make her perfect. Very few photos are not touched up in some way.
gotta get my drivers license renewed this month,, wish they could touch up my pic on it,,,alway look like coming off a month long drunk...
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