Livestock photography

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  1. farmraised

    farmraised TPF Noob!

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    I am extremely interested in getting into livestock photography, especially for like semen catalogs and other agricultural marketing items. However, I cannot seem to figure out how to get into that niche. Most nationally published livestock catalogs do not have a photographer listed. Does any one have experience in this field or have any ideas?


     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    My brother is one of the worlds expert in animal andrology, will send you his email by PM
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Have you practiced a lot? I assume you've seen the catalogs, and there is pretty much a standard pose/viewpoint in all the photos. You should develop a portfolio of very similar photographs, whether bulls, stallions, rams, or whatever you can get. Visit horse and cattle shows and offer to take photos for free and send them to the owners. You might work that into being paid for some photos, and that's o.k. Assemble your portfolio of animal photographs and always have it ready because you never know when showing it will lead to a job. Study up on some of the star animals and their lineage so you are somewhat conversant if asked questions. Good luck!
     
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