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Those that are into photography

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by stone_family3, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if you guys had any tips for photographing chicks. I've gotten good at snapping pics of my big girls, but I have an incubator full of eggs and I hope to get some great pics of them as chicks.
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    I'm no pro but have found out that shooting with a high shutter speed and just snapping pic after pic works. Once loaded on my PC I delete the ones I don't want. Chicks certainly move fast.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I tried that last year and it didn't work so well for me. This year I'm hopefully going to have a light box and tripod to use. I bought chicks last year and they seemed afraid of me, so maybe my new hatchlings will be less afraid.
     
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    I seen where someone posted an idea for taking chick pics awhile back. Search the BYC sites. They painted the inside of a box black, placed it on it's side and put the chick in the box and shot the pics from the front of the opening. Reasoning.... light colored chicks showed up better in the picture and they did the same for dark colored chicks just painted the inside a lighter color. Plus they can't run far!!
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    While I am most definitely NOT a great photographer I have friends who think I am. I have some advice that I got from a professional photographer many, many years ago when I was in my early teens to thank for that. He said, "If you want to be thought of as a great photographer take lots of pictures. If you take a hundred and only one comes out bury the ninety-nine in your backyard, and never let anyone see them. Only show people the good one. Everyone will think you're a great photographer."

    We've all seen how big-time professional fashion photographers do it. Click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, and throw the camera to an assistant to reload, snatch up another camera and keep going. How many of those pictures do you think actually get used? It's all a matter of tilting the odds in your favor. I've watched so many people hesitate and wait for "just the right shot" when, if they'd just taken a bunch of pictures one would have been good. I got this advice in the days of film. Think how much more sense it makes with today's digital cameras. You don't even have to pay to have the film processed. Just press "Delete". Your out nothing.

    He gave me one more piece of advice. I mentioned that all I had was a cheap no-name SLR that I'd bought on sale. He said, "Don't worry about it. A Nikon will not make you a better photographer, and I've seen gorgeous pictures taken with a Brownie. (Anyone besides me remember the "Brownie"?) The only reason professionals buy a Nikon is that they last longer."

    Hope this will be useful to someone. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  6. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I do some photography.
    I do photo shoots with my dog and recently started a photography blog

    http://www.mk365photography.blogspot.com

    if you want the chicks to stay in one spot, perhaps you put feed around them. If you have a SLR make sure you can get the shutter to go really fast or put it on animal settings if there is one. hmm.
     
  7. TabbyG

    TabbyG Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the above post - take LOTS of pictures, and only post the 3 out of 100 that turned out! I took 20 of my chicks the other day and only ended up w/ 2 that were slightly decent!
     

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