Thursday, July 2, 2015

Finding Your Photography Niche

Check out these beautiful photos from today's guest blogger, wow! Aren't they gorgeous? You can follow and chat with Sarah on Twitter and Instagram by searching @lazelfarm or check her out HERE on Facebook!

Hey ya'll!  Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today on Whitney's blog while she is away enjoying a wonderful vacation with her family.  My name is Sarah and I blog over at Laze L Farm Blog. I live on a farm with my husband where we raise steers for our grass fed beef business.  I have been riding horses since I was old enough to walk, so we also have three horses that live on the farm with us. We have one dog (no kids yet) and one cat. I mostly blog about married life, life on the farm, and photography.

I started taking pictures in college about ten years for the Equestrian team that I was on.  My love of photography continued to grow.  About 4 years ago I purchase my first DSLR camera and I have been wide open since. When I first started taking pictures I was all over the place.  I was constantly taking pictures of whatever I could and whoever would let me take their pictures.  This was a great way to learn what I loved.

Over the past three years I have started figuring out what some of my favorite things to photograph.

1. Rodeo/Action photography
2. Lifestyle photography

Rodeo Photography is fast paced and over the top.  You have less than 8 seconds to capture several shots, catching the saddle bronc at full buck, and all of this has to be in focus at the same time.  It really makes me focus on the shot and be prepared.  I would rather be at a rodeo shooting in the hot sun all day long into the wee hours of the morning versus spending a day shopping.  It's an adrenaline rush like no other because you are always waiting on the perfect shot.

Lifestyle photography is my other favorite topics to shoot.  I love meeting new couples, families, or sometimes even just an individual and taking them out and getting them enjoying life.  I love catching the moments that are not posed and just everyday life.  It's fun being creative and thinking outside of the box and doing something that you've not seen before.

Finding your niche does not happen overnight.  It takes time to figure out what you love to photograph and what makes you excited.  Photography takes time and patience.  I am constantly learning something new, experimenting with new camera equipment, and just exploring the world of photography.

Get out there, find what you love to photograph and take lots of pictures!

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