| November/December 1977

, Route 1, Logan, Kansas 67646

Photographing tractors is an art which requires time and practice. Anyone can take snapshots, but preparing a thorough informative photographic essay of a tractor is not an easy, casual project. It requires careful thought and attention to details. Failure to do this results in pictures which hide more features of the tractor than they should.

I have found that it takes a minimum of 11 pictures to illustrate the basic features of a tractor. They are as follows:

One through eight: These are distant, profile shots of the tractor. They will show the general features, but lack much of the details of the construction of the tractor. A picture of the top is useful but usually not possible.

Nine and ten: Close up shots of the motor. More than two may be needed to adequately show all the details. Close up shot of operator's platform and controls ends with number eleven.

The following additional hints will improve the details in your pictures. If you are using an adjustable camera and light meter, take the light reading from the area with the least light. It is better to have a background that is too light instead of dark shadows which hide many of the details of the tractor.


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