Q&A | JANUARY 2018

January 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

JP17-156 copyJP17-156 copy

 

Do you have tips for staying focused working from home?

Ugh! This is a hard one because I feel like I am constantly struggling to keep myself focused and on task! But her are some things that I found that help me tremendously staying productive…

1. Having a set schedule and sticking to it. I typically start my day with emails and boring office stuff, then fill any print orders needing done, and then get to the fun stuff of editing. If I have a session that day, I work up until I must leave for my session.

2. Get ready! Even if it is changing out of pajama pants and into yoga pants! I have found that getting up and getting ready for work, just like you were going to an office not in your home you jump start your brain into work mode.

3. Turn off social media.  This is the hardest part but the less distractions you have, the more you get done!

 

What are your favorite tricks to get ears?

I have a whole bag of tricks because not all horses respond to the same kind of stimuli. I will typically start with whistling, and then go into having my assistant move and jump around to get attention. If that doesn’t work, I will try the AllEars App – this normally gets the attention of all horses but sometimes can get them too excited and that isn’t good either so I use this with caution. I also have a stick horse, a water bottle, a squeaky toy, and food in my car at all time. Normally something will work. One other tip is to not over stimulate the horse! Only do one thing at a time. If one thing doesn’t work, go on to the next but don’t over do it. You don’t want the horse getting annoyed.

 

CL17-55CL17-55

 

Do you use a studio management system? Which one if so? What made you choose it?

YES! I just Pixifi to manage my clients and schedule, send contract and invoices, and handle my client email communications. I tried out several different systems before choosing Pixifi and a lot of them are very similar. It came down to ease of use for me. How Pixifi was laid out and organized made the most sense to me and made using it super easy. If you are interested in trying Pixifi, they have a free trial and if you love it, let me know and I will get you a coupon for your subscription!

 

Do you have a set schedule for your social media posts? If so how do you decide when to post?

Yes. Because if I didn’t, I would only be posting when it is convenient for me (or never), and that isn’t always when the most of my audience is scrolling through their feeds. I schedule my posts around the analytics for my accounts. Facebook business pages shows you when your followers are online under the “isights” section of you account and for Instagram I use the analytics provided by Planoly who I also use to schedule my posts. My Twitter and Pinterest are a mess but I use IFTTT to auto post my IG posts at native posts in both of those…because this girl just doesn’t have time for it all! LOL

 

MTH17-103MTH17-103

 

What are some of your New Year resolutions?

I kind of hate New Year resolutions but I do spend some time at the start of every year evaluating my short and long-term goals and adjusting them as needed. Some goals that I wish to accomplish in 2018 is to travel more and expand my business. I also want to be able to work less and start a family.  😊  What are some of your goals?

 

What aperture do you use when shooting moving subjects?

This can vary a lot! If I am shooting a show with strobe lighting, it sets between 3.5-6.3 and if it is outside in natural light it can be from 2.8-5.0. It really depends on the speed of the horse, the light source, and the finished look that I am going for.

 

IM17-12IM17-12

 

I struggle with loosing focus with backlighting. How do you keep your images sharp with strong backlight?

There are several reasons you could be losing focus. If you aren’t back button focusing, that could be a big part of why you are losing focus. It also can help to lock in your focus so in case you or your subject slightly move, everything will still be in focus. Another thing that could be hurting your focus is if you lens needs calibrated. Calibrating your lenses to your camera can be pretty simple to do yourself or most camera shops are capable of doing it too.

 

Do you do black background only sessions?

I do not. I do include black background images in any of my session packages but I do not see it being something worth me offering as a solo package in my business at this time.

 

 

Have a question for me? Drop it in the comments or feel free to shoot me a message!

November 2017 Q&A

August 2017 Q&A

May 2017 Q&A


Best of 2017

December 30, 2017  •  1 Comment

2017-12-30_00012017-12-30_0001 2017 has truly been a pretty amazing year and although I am sad to say goodbye I know 2018 is gonna be even better! Take a look back through 2017 with me of some of my favorite photos from some awesome sessions with even more awesome people!

2017-12-30_00172017-12-30_0017 2017-12-30_00112017-12-30_0011 2017-12-30_00062017-12-30_0006 2017-12-30_00762017-12-30_0076 2017-12-30_00042017-12-30_0004 2017-12-30_00052017-12-30_0005 2017-12-30_00772017-12-30_0077 2017-12-30_00092017-12-30_0009 2017-12-30_00162017-12-30_0016 2017-12-30_00072017-12-30_0007 2017-12-30_00222017-12-30_0022 2017-12-30_00102017-12-30_0010 2017-12-30_00082017-12-30_0008 2017-12-30_00252017-12-30_0025 2017-12-30_00832017-12-30_0083 2017-12-30_00122017-12-30_0012 2017-12-30_00132017-12-30_0013 2017-12-30_00142017-12-30_0014 2017-12-30_00182017-12-30_0018 2017-12-30_00152017-12-30_0015 2017-12-30_00262017-12-30_0026 2017-12-30_00192017-12-30_0019 2017-12-30_00312017-12-30_0031 2017-12-30_00342017-12-30_0034 2017-12-30_00802017-12-30_0080 2017-12-30_00202017-12-30_0020 2017-12-30_00242017-12-30_0024 2017-12-30_00382017-12-30_0038 2017-12-30_00212017-12-30_0021 2017-12-30_00392017-12-30_0039 2017-12-30_00332017-12-30_0033 2017-12-30_00232017-12-30_0023 2017-12-30_00402017-12-30_0040 2017-12-30_00412017-12-30_0041 2017-12-30_00272017-12-30_0027 2017-12-30_00322017-12-30_0032 2017-12-30_00442017-12-30_0044 2017-12-30_00282017-12-30_0028 2017-12-30_00432017-12-30_0043 2017-12-30_00502017-12-30_0050 2017-12-30_00292017-12-30_0029 2017-12-30_00422017-12-30_0042 2017-12-30_00472017-12-30_0047 2017-12-30_00302017-12-30_0030 2017-12-30_00462017-12-30_0046 2017-12-30_00842017-12-30_0084 2017-12-30_00542017-12-30_0054 2017-12-30_00352017-12-30_0035 2017-12-30_00522017-12-30_0052 2017-12-30_00792017-12-30_0079 2017-12-30_00482017-12-30_0048 2017-12-30_00362017-12-30_0036 2017-12-30_00552017-12-30_0055 2017-12-30_00562017-12-30_0056 2017-12-30_00372017-12-30_0037 2017-12-30_00512017-12-30_0051 2017-12-30_00572017-12-30_0057 2017-12-30_00452017-12-30_0045 2017-12-30_00642017-12-30_0064 2017-12-30_00592017-12-30_0059 2017-12-30_00492017-12-30_0049 2017-12-30_00532017-12-30_0053 2017-12-30_00582017-12-30_0058 2017-12-30_00612017-12-30_0061 2017-12-30_00602017-12-30_0060 2017-12-30_00622017-12-30_0062 2017-12-30_00632017-12-30_0063 2017-12-30_00702017-12-30_0070 2017-12-30_00652017-12-30_0065 2017-12-30_00662017-12-30_0066 2017-12-30_00742017-12-30_0074 2017-12-30_00692017-12-30_0069 2017-12-30_00672017-12-30_0067 2017-12-30_00712017-12-30_0071 2017-12-30_00782017-12-30_0078 2017-12-30_00682017-12-30_0068 2017-12-30_00722017-12-30_0072 2017-12-30_00822017-12-30_0082 2017-12-30_00812017-12-30_0081 2017-12-30_00732017-12-30_0073 2017-12-30_00752017-12-30_0075 2017-12-30_00032017-12-30_0003

I showed you mine, now you show me yours!

I would love for you to tag me in your favorite photos of 2017 so I can see what photos were your favorite!

 

 

Love what you see and want on the 2018 calendar?

Message me here!


Chelsey, Scoot, & Omar

December 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I LOVE getting to teach other photographers hands-on with real models and Chelsey and her horses were PERFECT!!

Here are some shots I was able to snag from this fall mentoring session.

2017-12-28_00052017-12-28_0005 2017-12-28_00072017-12-28_0007 2017-12-28_00062017-12-28_0006 2017-12-28_00082017-12-28_0008 2017-12-28_00092017-12-28_0009 2017-12-28_00022017-12-28_0002 2017-12-28_00012017-12-28_0001 2017-12-28_00032017-12-28_0003 2017-12-28_00042017-12-28_0004 2017-12-28_00372017-12-28_0037 2017-12-28_00382017-12-28_0038 2017-12-28_00102017-12-28_0010 2017-12-28_00112017-12-28_0011 2017-12-28_00132017-12-28_0013 2017-12-28_00122017-12-28_0012 2017-12-28_00152017-12-28_0015 2017-12-28_00172017-12-28_0017 2017-12-28_00142017-12-28_0014 2017-12-28_00182017-12-28_0018 2017-12-28_00272017-12-28_0027 2017-12-28_00162017-12-28_0016 2017-12-28_00202017-12-28_0020 2017-12-28_00192017-12-28_0019 2017-12-28_00212017-12-28_0021 2017-12-28_00252017-12-28_0025 2017-12-28_00232017-12-28_0023 2017-12-28_00222017-12-28_0022 2017-12-28_00242017-12-28_0024 2017-12-28_00262017-12-28_0026 2017-12-28_00292017-12-28_0029 2017-12-28_00282017-12-28_0028 2017-12-28_00302017-12-28_0030 2017-12-28_00312017-12-28_0031 2017-12-28_00342017-12-28_0034 2017-12-28_00332017-12-28_0033 2017-12-28_00352017-12-28_0035 2017-12-28_00362017-12-28_0036 2017-12-28_00322017-12-28_0032


Equine | Indalecio's Stallions

December 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

asdf

2017-12-27_00412017-12-27_0041 2017-12-27_00512017-12-27_0051 2017-12-27_00462017-12-27_0046 2017-12-27_00472017-12-27_0047 2017-12-27_00422017-12-27_0042 2017-12-27_00452017-12-27_0045 2017-12-27_00402017-12-27_0040 2017-12-27_00432017-12-27_0043 2017-12-27_00492017-12-27_0049 2017-12-27_00482017-12-27_0048 2017-12-27_00442017-12-27_0044 2017-12-27_00502017-12-27_0050 2017-12-27_00522017-12-27_0052 2017-12-27_00562017-12-27_0056 2017-12-27_00532017-12-27_0053 2017-12-27_00552017-12-27_0055 2017-12-27_00572017-12-27_0057 2017-12-27_00582017-12-27_0058 2017-12-27_00542017-12-27_0054


Class of 2018 | Hannah

December 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


2017-12-27_00012017-12-27_0001 2017-12-27_00022017-12-27_0002 2017-12-27_00032017-12-27_0003 2017-12-27_00042017-12-27_0004 2017-12-27_00052017-12-27_0005 2017-12-27_00062017-12-27_0006 2017-12-27_00072017-12-27_0007 2017-12-27_00092017-12-27_0009 2017-12-27_00082017-12-27_0008 2017-12-27_00102017-12-27_0010 2017-12-27_00122017-12-27_0012 2017-12-27_00142017-12-27_0014 2017-12-27_00112017-12-27_0011 2017-12-27_00162017-12-27_0016 2017-12-27_00132017-12-27_0013 2017-12-27_00152017-12-27_0015 2017-12-27_00172017-12-27_0017 2017-12-27_00182017-12-27_0018 2017-12-27_00202017-12-27_0020 2017-12-27_00212017-12-27_0021 2017-12-27_00192017-12-27_0019 2017-12-27_00232017-12-27_0023 2017-12-27_00242017-12-27_0024 2017-12-27_00222017-12-27_0022 2017-12-27_00262017-12-27_0026 2017-12-27_00272017-12-27_0027 2017-12-27_00252017-12-27_0025 2017-12-27_00282017-12-27_0028 2017-12-27_00302017-12-27_0030 2017-12-27_00292017-12-27_0029 2017-12-27_00312017-12-27_0031 2017-12-27_00332017-12-27_0033 2017-12-27_00322017-12-27_0032 2017-12-27_00342017-12-27_0034 2017-12-27_00362017-12-27_0036 2017-12-27_00352017-12-27_0035 2017-12-27_00372017-12-27_0037 2017-12-27_00392017-12-27_0039 2017-12-27_00382017-12-27_0038

Subscribe
RSS