Saturday, February 8, 2014

Chick Photo Shoot!

Today, after cleaning the entire barn and finishing the large brooder, I set up the white background and took some chick photos! Some chicks were happy to pose and others immediately scattered among the basement floor. Here are some fun shots of our big chicks who are already one week old!

"Perfect Pose"

"Modest Glance"

"Twinkly Eyes"

"Get me outta here!"

"Mad Face"

"What is that sound?"

"Brrr... its c-c-cold!"

"Wait for me!"

"Has no idea picture is being taken"

"Chubby Chick"

"Mohawk Madness"

"Partridge Pals"

"Caught by Suprise"


I also used the white background to take some photos of our eggs to put up in the church where I am selling them. We got a lot of nice eggs today, so it was the perfect day to take some egg photos.


This was a perspective photo in "the perspective of an egg".


This was a "faraway glance" of the eggs.


Here's a behind the scenes photo of how we did it! Read below on how to set up your own white background!


How to set up your own white background for a photo shoot

1. Get a white foam core poster board for the backdrop.

2. Get a flexible white poster to use on the bottom and the sides in some cases. We used paper towel on the bottom because we didn't want the chicks to poop on the poster board. We cropped out the bottom and had no worries, but if you would like to include their feet, you may have to sacrifice a poster board or two.

3. Get a lamp or heat lamp and then get a normal household lightbulb and put it inside. This provides the right amount of light to take a good photo. For the chick photos I lay the lamp on the ground to shine up at them and make a shadow on the backboard and give more light. This isn't required, but I thought it made it look nicer.
4. Set up your camera on a tripod or on the ground and position it to point where the objects will be placed. This is helpful when you are trying to take a picture of a feisty chick because then you don't have to take the time to position it and miss a good shot. 


Good Luck with your chick photo shoot and we'd love to see some of your shots! Share them with us on Facebook or tag us in them on Instagram! 

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