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Post by Ontario Chick » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:10 pm

There seem to be all sorts of tricks to it, of which I know none,
but this is a good picture to show the difference between well posed bird and one not so much.
Well positioned bird...
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not so much
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Looks like there are hinges on the "Photo Booth" , Al you are working on that, right? ;)
We will just need detailed info on how you did it.
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Post by Killerbunny » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:33 pm

ALso one thing you can do is practice using some type of reflective surface to bounce light back onto the bird so the judge can see the feathering well. Doesn't have to be fancy even a plain white piece of Bristol board can help. The $ store has Bristol Board so you can make up a quick, cheap photo booth.
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Post by la-chicken » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:13 am

Our club has a member that take photo booth pics at the local shows.
He does it for free.
His photo booth is light blue
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Post by thegawd » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:25 am

Hey its one of those "other red birds" ;-) hahaha couldnt resist, great looking bird!!!

is there a front or top to stop the bird from escaping? or is it just that the bird is accustomed to standing in this size of area to begin with? that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
la-chicken wrote:QR_BBPOST Our club has a member that take photo booth pics at the local shows.
He does it for free.
His photo booth is light blueIMG_1936_1024.jpg
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Post by la-chicken » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:33 pm

The top is open. But netting could be added.
The chickens are pretty calm in the booth. There are lights and the camera is on a tri pod.

Often there are two more people on either side of the camera. We just let the bird walk about. They are very curious and stop and look about.

Thanks thegawd. This is an old picture but she did produce good chicks.
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Post by kenya » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:28 pm

Oh my gawd! Trying to take his picture with the soup can , he holds his head in tight, he moves, turns his head away, turns his bum to you, the dog takes the opportunity to photo bomb, oh my I think I finally got a good picture( after my knees are killing me kneeling trying to get a straight on picture) Oh no the camera was not in focus Ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Post by ross » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:32 pm

kenya wrote:QR_BBPOST Oh my gawd! Trying to take his picture with the soup can , he holds his head in tight, he moves, turns his head away, turns his bum to you, the dog takes the opportunity to photo bomb, oh my I think I finally got a good picture( after my knees are killing me kneeling trying to get a straight on picture) Oh no the camera was not in focus Ahhhhhhhhhhh

Kenya was you using a chicken noodle soup can ? Lol
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Post by kenya » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:36 pm

Ha! Ha! Mushroom soup I think.

Oh no Ross I checked, it was chicken noodle.
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Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

:) kenya, how could you, no wonder he was turning his head away :)
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Post by kenya » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:55 pm

Ahhhh I will try again tomorrow, after many many photos I don't have any that are any good. The good ones are not in very good focus. Tomorrow tomato soup can!
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