Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: April 8, 2018

I am so excited to share this week’s photos! When I first started Sunday Snaps, I had two main goals:

  1. Share current photos that show what’s happening around the farm, and
  2. Get better at using my camera.

Obviously the first goal is pretty easy to accomplish. Any time I share photos, you get a small glimpse into what is going on around the farm. Sometimes you see a little bit of what it takes to raise our livestock and grow our crops, and other times you simply see what new animal I sweet talked William into getting. (He’s not too hard to convince!)

But the second goal has been tripping me up, and quite frankly, really discouraging me. I was so excited when I bought my camera, thinking it was all I needed to take better photos. The truth is that a fancy camera doesn’t make you a better photographer. It takes a lot of practice and a lot of knowledge. After a year of only using the auto settings, I decided I was determined to learn how to manually set my camera to get the photos I wanted. And I’m proud to say I’m actually doing it.

Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I am no pro at this by any means. But I can already tell I’m growing immensely. I can’t wait to look back some day and see the progression and growth from my very first Sunday Snaps.

So, without further adieu, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the last week. Most of the photos are just glamour shots of the animals, but I’m OK with that. And I must say, I have some pretty gorgeous models. Check them out below!

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I can’t get enough of Tyler’s cows! They are extremely shy, but they are getting used to the crazy camera lady!
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I have more roosters than I can count. After one of my AITC teachers finished hatching chicks in her room, I offered to take the chickens home. Of course almost all of them turned out to be roosters, but I can’t even be mad- look at those vibrant feathers!
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This is our silver lab, Houston. He is one of the most handsome pups you’ll ever meet!
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The sows didn’t want to cooperate for pictures this week. Don’t worry, I’ll keep trying.
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My ducks are my pride and joy. Growing up, we were required to draw Duck Stamps in art class. By the time I graduated high school, I had drawn 10 ducks. It’s impossible not to appreciate their beauty after studying them that long! Where else can you find such a pretty shade of green?
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This is my best friend Chuck! Well, his real name is Barley, but I call him Chuck for short. Because Barley rhymes with Charley, and Chuck is short for Charley. It’s not weird, I promise.
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Once again, just look at those feathers!
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Of course, no farm walkabout is complete without a loyal sidekick. Barles isn’t too sure what kind of dog this is though.
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And finally, my glamour shots wouldn’t be complete without a picture of this guy. What a stud!

This has been an incredible week of growth for my photography skills. I still have so much to learn, but I can already see tremendous improvement. Now if only it would warm up so I can keep up with these walks around the farm! My little frozen fingers can’t take much more!

That’s it for today’s Sunday Snaps! Which photo is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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