Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My New Journey....

I said I was going to blog more and it's been a few weeks.
It's far from intentional. It's that time of the year where so much is going on.
But with raising babes, cattle, crops and fur kids it's always busy.
I'm sitting here with so many thoughts and ideas of things I want to share with all of you.

The biggest and most exciting thing is something that is changing my as a momma, wife and photographer.
Sounds scary I know.  And it was at first.  But now we embracing this new journey.
Back in April my best guy friend Dave Vansickle at http://vansicklecattlecompany contacted me.
He told me he found the thing for me combining both my love for cattle and photography.
Ya right.  So I listened and thought about it.  It was a posting for livestock photography.
So I took a leap and applied.  I went to Texas for a Ranch House clinic.
I came home to an email.  Welcome the http://livestockpromotions family.
Say what.  I couldn't believe what I was reading.  So started the journey.
After a few web seminars, a few on farm helping in the picture pen and then a trip to Nebraska I was ready.

Working with B.J. Eick and Marlene Eick has been so great.
The man is amazing at what he does.  He's patient, kind and a true talent.
I have learned more about cattle. About lighting and how it effects my pictures.
I have learned how to work with people and how to let them know what I need to get them what they need.
I have learned how to take a photo of cattle with little editing.
How to move cattle in a picture/video pen.  Then to make that video a work of art.
Most of all PATIENCE.  For myself, the cattle and the people helping.

So the biggest thing for me this year has been this challenge do two things I love.
Work with cattle and photography.
For me that is a life goal.  One that I hope to learn from every time I walk onto someones farm.
I'm excited for the opportunity, the experience.  And the peole I'm meeting along the way.

This is my favorite from training.  These are the kind of picture's Im excited about taking!


Buttons said...

Oh this is so exciting I am so happy for you.I have always loved your photography and know you are going to do well in this endeavour. Congratulations. Hug B

Buttons said...

Oh I forgot to say Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family in the New Year.It sounds like it will be woderfuly. Hug B

Alica said...

Congratulations! I hope it goes well for you!