At branding, I’m running the bar part of our A bar A brand. That means I visit every calf to apply the brand. That doesn’t leave much time for photography! I have a bit of time since Vernon or Johnny go first to apply the two A’s… and if I let the vaccinators in first as well, I have a few spare moments more.
I see great branding photos on places like Instagram… but realize they probably aren’t *working*, and probably not yanking a point and shoot out of their breast pockets, turning it on, and snapping a few shots before going back to work. I tried to take some different views, but it’s hard to plan a shot, get in position, and have the horses and ropers and wrestlers not be in the way!
I did decide that this time I wanted some closeups… I’m always trying to tell a story or explain why/how we brand… and I look for general shots to show the controlled chaos! I was happy I finally managed to get some “portraits” instead.