Fall Cute Calf Contest

You asked and you shall receive! Thanks to the overwhelming response from our first cute calf contest, we decided to host a second contest to accommodate our fall calving friends. 

Basic rules:

  • Scale/crop photos to 8×10″(Either landscape or portrait layout acceptable)
  • Photo must be taken in 2014
  • One entry per person
  • Contest is open to all ages
  • Please no cell phone pictures
  • Include your name & hometown in the email body
  • Entries must be emailed to Robin Kleine, FMG Social Media Manager at robin@focusmarketinggroup.net
  • All entries must be received by Robin on Friday, Oct. 31st at 9pm CDT

Our panel of judges will choose the top 3 entries, and who will win #focusswag! The winners will be announced on Friday, November 7th.

If you need some help be sure to like Hereford Breeder or Angus Breeder on Facebook, every month or so, Kyla shares photography tips on their page.

Here’s Kyla’s take on creative images —

Cattle Photography 101
Kyla Copeland – Focus Marketing Group

Creative Imagery

Sometimes all it takes is being in the right place at the right time! Focus Marketing Group?s newest addition to our line-up of services is our ?Creative Photography Division? We wanted to give our customers a more personalized look at everyday moments around their farm or ranch. Now, you can hire a FMG photographer to capture landscape photos — like cows out on the range or the rolling hills of your pasture. Furthermore, we can take pictures at your annual livestock sales, giving you a new look at your customers and their interactions.

We understand the “stock show life” and know how much your farm or ranch, livestock and family mean to you. We can incorporate all three of these important parts of your life with family or senior photo sessions as well! No matter what the occasion, we promise to bring an objective eye and new perspective on what might otherwise be a normal day.

My Thought Process

I think the key to getting these wonderful shots is having the eye for it and seeing something different. I try to capture the raw emotion that goes with each moment, and away from the typical sale photos and reach into the ?artsy and emotional? world of photography. And like I?ve said, all it takes is being in the right place at the right time ? sometimes you just get lucky. But you also need to be aware of your camera settings, getting back to our first lesson, know your camera and its settings. As you go through the day, keep in mind the final look you want from your photos. Also ? remember to change you settings as you go from indoors to outdoors. And a lot of times, practice makes perfect — go out there and play with your settings and get to know that camera!

Good luck choosing your favorite photo of your 2014 calf crop! 

We can’t wait to see your entries. If you have any questions at all, please direct them to Robin (robin@focusmarketinggroup.net).