AuctionsPlus recommend when possible using a high-quality camera to take photos and videos - as they are both a critical aspect of your assessment.
- Position yourself at the same level as the animal, or slightly lower - shoulder height is ideal
- Ensure stock are in full sun or full shade - it is difficult to take quality photos in partial light. Avoid shadows.
- Position yourself with the sun behind you
- When assessing sheep, include photos of wool (opened fleeces, length indicators)
- Include photos of mouths to confirmed dentition
- Calm stock photograph better - stay out of their flight zone
- Landscape oriented pictures present better
- Avoid photographing single animals, unless highlighting an attribute mentioned in the assessment. Including a photograph of a visual attribute does not mean you should leave it out of the written description.
- Take plenty of photos, and upload the best quality ones
- When taking video footage, let the animals walk past you - do not move the camera past/around the animals (a tripod or mount helps)
- Do not adjust zoom while taking video footage - set zoom before commencing
- Video footage is a good opportunity to market stock by including a verbal description
- Watch language in videos - or better still, mute the video or put a song over the top!
Photos and videos are a critical aspect of the assessment.
Ensure they are of good quality and a true representation of the lot.
Produced with the assistance of Clear Vision Imaging.