By Jennifer Carrico, High Plains Publisher, Inc.
Photographers attending Ag Media Summit will have the chance to learn about everything from taking great portraits to optimizing outdoor photography to getting the right photo. And the beautiful setting in Snow Bird, Utah, should be great for putting all these tips to work.
Three of the photography sessions that will be held include:
Portraits show the many personalities in the agricultural industry. Christy Couch Lee will share tips on how to make portraits look their best by getting the right lighting and capturing the right moment. Christy is an award-winning photographer and owner of CeeLee Photography. She has been photographing families, seniors, children and weddings for several years. Keeping it Real: Getting Great Natural Portraits will be held from 1:15-2:30 p.m. on July 24.
Agriculture and nature go hand in hand. Having tips and tricks to take great outside photos is important for agricultural journalists. Kyle Spradley is well-known for his nature photography. He will discuss important camera settings, lighting and dealing with nature’s elements. Kyle studied photojournalism and natural resources at the University of Missouri and is currently the photographer and videographer for the University of Wyoming. The Nuts and Bolts of Outdoor Photography will take place on July 25 from 10:15-11 a.m.
Not all agricultural journalists grew up on a farm or know about all aspects of the industry. Learning what to look for and what to avoid is important. Jennifer Carrico will discuss getting the right livestock and crop photo to go with your story. She wants to teach journalists the importance of looking for the right animal or plant to be the right illustration for a story. Jennifer lives on her family’s cattle and crop farm in Iowa and has had a love for agriculture and photography for many years. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Livestock and Crop Photography is an 11:15 a.m.-noon session on July 25.