Photo’s From A Car Show

Photo’s from a car show I shot a couple of years ago. It’s hard to shoot an event like this when the cars are all just a few feet away from each other. It’s hot and you’re in the middle of a park. There was a good mix between old classics and new classics.

Car Show Shots
‘Stang Convertible
Car Show Shots
Vette Power
Car Show Shots
“Stang Power
Car Show Shots
#Chevelle #SS
Car Show Shots
#Camero #SS
Car Show Shots
#HotRod
Car Show Shots
Surf’s Up
Car Show Shots
Bug Power
Car Show Shots
#HotRod
Car Show Shots
#Chevy #Impala
Car Show Shots
#SS #Power
Car Show Shots
#AMC #Matador
Car Show Shots
#DroolRod
Car Show Shots
#Vroom #Vroom #Vette

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer:

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer:  Being a rodeo photographer isn’t about just showing up with a nice camera or being able to edit photo’s on your iPhone. Knowing the events and understanding the arena helps to capture the moments. Knowing the lighting helps make the shots “pop.” Now from shooting from broad daylight in the Texas Panhandle to shooting at dusk with rain clouds building in the Southern Colorado Mountains, you have to understand how to light. Now I personally use Alien Bee from Paul C. Buff, because, well I can’t afford anything else and I got mine cheap from another photographer Kent Kerschner the FotoCowboy. When I first started I shot with a first generation Canon Digital Rebel the 300D with kit lenses and a 75-300mm. Now I shoot with a Canon 6D with a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 which gives me better control and more depth of function. When you add quality equipment body, lenses and lights and work hard at your craft you should be able to capture good pictures that show the action of all athletes in the arena.

Matt Pugh, the producer of the Kenny Pugh Memorial Bullriding put his best effort in not only producing an outstanding event but also in trying to ride one of the rankest bulls in the pen.
Matt Pugh, the producer of the Kenny Pugh Memorial Bullriding put his best effort in not only producing an outstanding event but also in trying to ride one of the rankest bulls in the pen.

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Kids Rodeo Chaps – Clearance sale is almost over.

Sale on this closeout special is ending soon. Check out Kids Rodeo Chaps – Saddle Barn Black and Turquoise Metallic Size SMALL #SaddleBarn via @eBay

Saddle Barn Kids Chaps – Small

Saddle Barn Kids Chaps – Small

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Saddle Barn Chaps - Kids Small
Saddle Barn Chaps – Kids Small

 Saddle Barn Kids Chaps – Small Black Body with Turquoise Metallic Fringe

These chaps will set your future champion apart on the Rodeo Road and make them one of the most visible riders in the dirt.

Rodeo Photography Business Rant

A few years ago myself and Kent Kerschner with a few others tried to start an Association to help rodeo photographers. We shuttered it because rodeo shooters couldn’t be bothered.
My reasoning behind it was to start the rodeo equivalent of Sports Shooters. I was new to the craft after having done video for years and wanted to learn.

Others wanted to start the association because of issues similar to what is being brought up here. People taking us for granted and or stealing from us. Granted not as bad as it is today but you could see the writing on the walls as to what the future would bring.

Too many people treat the business like they did in the old days when they thought a handshake was good. Well that sure isn’t working out today is it? Rodeo has become a business, if you treat it the same way you did 15+ years ago you will not be respected. If the people you are dealing with want it all for free then just tell them you are a professional and only shoot professional events, thank them and walk away.

In my opinion, if someone is stealing from you say nothing to them. Or to the association or to their friends. Sue them, that is why there are Federal and often state laws to protect us as professionals and as artist. If you know someone who is plastering their stuff all over Facebook then they are not a professional. The wedding pro’s I follow put teaser shots up, especially on Instagram, then little else. We as rodeo folks should follow suit. Don’t try to change the want to be. Let them ride on.

I don’t say much, and wont. I wish you all luck, but a reminder to all. At the end of the day this is a business, treat it as such.

Escape

Escape

Escape, It is hard growing up trailer park trash. Especially in an oil patch. Sure my friends who were smart headed to college, but, when you do just enough to get by the grades normally show it. The friends who didn’t want to go to college headed to the patch. Not an easy life being the low man on the rig. Sure the money is good, the beer is cold and the drugs are easy, but the work is dangerous and grueling.

Me, I took the easy way and joined the Army. It wasn’t the Navy so I wouldn’t run into my dad. I wasn’t Navajo so the Marines were not my cup of tea. The Air Force was cool but didn’t want to talk to me until after I was 18. But the Army, what can I say the recruiter was hot.

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7 Attributes Entrepreneurs Need

7 attributes Entrepreneurs need:

Endurance,

The first of the 7 attributes us Endurance. Running your own business is not a sprint. It is a marathon. It is not 26.2 miles, more like 26.2 years. Are you and your family ready for the long days and short nights? Every business is different and mileage may vary.

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Entrepreneur Troubles

When you are running your own business, there are lots of troubles you have to deal with. Many of them are large and can ruin your business in a matter of seconds. The problem with most troubles, they are self-inflicted. Continue reading “Entrepreneur Troubles”

Photo’s from the Boyd Chute Out

These are some of the photo’s from the Boyd Chute Out used by the Roughstock Gazette. Hope you enjoy the photo’s from the handicapped seats at the beautiful Orleans Arena.

Bull Riders

Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena

High Flying Wrecks

Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena

If you are needing a rodeo photographer call me, I have connections through out the United States with Professional Rodeo Photographers who can meet your needs.

PBR 2015 World Finals Injury Report

So Luis Blanco is out with a broken ankle from round 1. Guilherme Marchi is out with a torn MCL, Wallace Oliveira is taking his place. Robson Palermo is out with a sprained neck and will be replaced with Tyler Harr. Alexandre Cardozo broke his C6-7 and T5 vertebrate and of course is out, at least six week. He will be replaced with Jay Miller.

Read more at http://www.roughstockgazette.com
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