Be a Part of IT!
f you are 17 and under, and are interested in contributing
to Working Ranch Junior, send me an email or letter telling
me a bit about yourself and your involvement with beef
cattle. Include a couple of photos if you want. Photos help
tell your story, so if you are doing something that you want to
share, take photos! Video AND photos are even better!
Here are a few tips that could help you capture some good
stuff for us:
Try to get the best angle, with light on your subject. If you
are taking a photo with a phone, tapping the screen can
adjust the focus and light exposure. Also, look at all of the
things that are in the frame. Do they fi t together nice? Would
another angle be better? Is the main subject the focal point?
Save and email photos in the original fi le size. This original jpg
fi le on the left is good; at over 1 MB in size, it is high enough
resolution to look clear in print. The one on the right has been
saved as a smaller fi le size, so no good to print.
When taking video, always turn the camera sideways, so
the video will play like a movie, fi lling the whole screen.
Or Mail To:
Working Ranch magazine
Attn: Christine O’Byrne
PO Box 91269
Henderson, NV 89009
Emily took this very fi rst cover photo for
Working Ranch Junior ten years ago.
got to have a visit with my friend, photographer
Emily McCartney, at the NCBA Convention and Trade
Show this year. One of her photos was made into a
commemorative poster and she was busy signing a
huge stack of them for everyone. It’s so awesome to
see our Junior contributors grow up and be successful
doing what they love!
To see more of Emily’s work, check out her website at
Another one of our past Junior contributors, Addie
Brown, is now doing some interviews for our Working
Ranch Radio Show. I had a good visit with Addie at the
NCBA Trade Show too, but I forgot to have someone
take our photo! We gotta get one next time Addie!
To all of you who graduated from high school this
summer, a big CONGRATULATIONS! It’s been a unique
experience this year and I have been happy to see such
creative ways of making it special.
For you kids age 17 and under, we invite you to
continue to contribute articles and photographs to our
Working Ranch Junior Special Section all year. Or, if you
are more interested in radio or TV, give me a shout and
we’ll see what we can cook up.
I wish you a safe and happy summer, and I look
forward to working with you great kids out there who are
the next generation in our beef production industry!
— Christine O’Byrne
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