Ryan’s Field Notes #12 – Country Life

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Ryan’s Field Notes #12 – Country Life
Hope you all are doing well.  Thanks for looking in on this little corner of the world.

I’m running a little behind in launching this weeks news letter, here it is though.  
Better late than never, right.

Today we are going to take a quick peek into a session we did the other day. 

Most of what I share in these newsletters is the wonders of nature, I thought today we would change it up and look into the commercial side of what I do.
Living in rural Colorado has blessed me with some opportunities that I cherish. 

One of these is that from time to time I get to work with clients in the livestock and agricultural industries.

This particular client of mine trains horses and ponies along with training young riders in horsemanship.

For this shoot we wanted images that portrayed the gentleness of the livestock and images that gave the viewer a nostalgic glimpse into the country life.
With this type of session you have to be agile and quick on your feet to recognize where you want to be for the image.

In working with livestock and children combined I find that too strict of guidance and control doesn’t work as well as letting the scene unfold naturally.

Of course we have the direction we want the shoot to take and we do guide it (and make sure that there is somebody that can step in quickly in case of something not going well). 

Overall though, by letting the children work with the animals naturally I feel that the images I have been able to capture for this client over the last couple of years have been great.

On this session this little pony was about as perfect of a saint as you could ask for with the children.

In the image above of the girl working the lasso over the pony’s head he acted as if nothing was happening, even though a rope kept twirling in and out of his vision.
I can honestly say that it was a great way to spend a day. A day spent creating images of children on horseback is a day well spent.
I have some news on some changes on the website this week also. 
The Art Prints section of the website is now up and running and we have some new images available.

More images are coming soon so check back occasionally and see what new goodness awaits you.

One last piece of exciting news.

I am doing a custom fine art print give-a-way in the next few days. 

I have partnered with a custom printer that does hand made archival processes Cyanotypes for a truly unique, one of a kind print.    Watch our Facebook business page for the details https://www.facebook.com/ryanmcgeheecom/
Thank you all again for your continued support.  Stay safe out there.

I look forward to talking to you next week.

Ryan McGehee

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