Tractor Photography Tips
- Portrait vs. Landscape
Due to the layout of our catalog, portrait photos are more likely to be used on the catalog cover.
- Where’s the Sun?
Natural light is good, but too much can create shadows that could take attention away from the tractor. The contrast between the light and dark areas could be too much for the standard settings on your camera to automatically adjust. Overcast days are usually the best for most photography.
- Location, Location, Location!
Not everyone has access to mountains, fields or a scenic view, but that’s okay! After all, we’re looking for photos of your tractor! You’ve worked hard on your tractor, let it shine! Simply moving your tractor outdoors, parking in front of a barn, or moving it to an open area, etc. can make a huge difference.
- Avoid Distractions
We get it, shops and barns attract clutter and aren’t exactly known for being peachy clean and that’s okay. However, backgrounds can be very distracting in a photo. When you’re familiar with a setting it’s easy to look past things that are right in front of you. Take an extra moment to look around and make sure there’s nothing laying around that will take attention away from your tractor.
- What’s Your Angle?
Before you start snapping away, take a walk around your tractor and see which angle will offer the best composition. You may be very surprised how different things can look from another viewpoint and with the light coming from a different direction.
- What’s Old is New
Whether your tractor is restored, rusty, in use or resting, we look forward to viewing all of your tractor photos!
- Looking for inspiration?
Check out last years winning photos that were featured in our catalog.