Tips for taking pics?????

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kkowa, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im planning to enter a photo contest at my next show and I was wondering whats the best way to pose and take pics of my girls???? I want to be able to have them all throughout my yard ect. but I don't know what's the best way to do that along with great clarity with them. any help would be great!
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of the greatest chicken pictures I've taken are taken during the early morning and evening, they have the best natural light. Here are some tips I can offer:


    1. Lighting (mentioned above)

    2. Avoid your own shadow being in the picture

    3. Have a purpose to your picture, are you capturing the rocks or the chicken? The rocks or other objects should be out of the focus. Make the chicken the center of attention.

    4. Have a good eye line to your picture, see the ones below, where is your eye guided? Your eye glides across my pictures, that's what makes them great.

    5. Avoid blurry movement in your pictures when you can, its hard to if you capture them flying.

    6. Choose photogenic subjects. Some chickens are twitchier than others, some will just stare. Go for them!

    7. Choose healthy birds that represent your flock at its best, unless you have a different purpose to your pictures like when chickens molt.

    8. Have Fun with it, if you enjoy taking pictures, it'll show!

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    I hope that helps!
     
  3. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this helps a lot thank you!
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    With active subjects like chickens It helps to take lots of photos. That is one reason I love digital photography. Play around with zooming the lens in on the chicken if your camera has zoom or play around with cropping photos on the computer.
     

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