1. Some Rabbits Hate to pose.
2. It is a very difficult task to do by yourself, especially with juniors.
3. I know, exactly how to take a shot to make an animal appear nicer than it is. This means I can also tell when other breeders are taking that shot.
4. I know that if a Holland isn't in perfect proportion it can not pose accurately. I know from experience. I have a brood doe who I absolutely can not get a great shot of. When I see rabbits that are not posed, I can usually assume it is not as typey as it could be.
5. I have learned that the less Typey stock can sometimes appear typey if you take a front shot instead of a side shot.
6. I have learned I should have started out with a standard background because now I have pics with all sorts of backgrounds and it drives me nuts.
7. I have learned that by studying photos I can get a general idea of H/E/C. I can usually pick out a slipped crown that is not worth working with. I can see the dip in shoulders and determine if the rabbit seems long in bone. I can't however feel it to evaluate hind quarters and bone. So although you can learn to look for some traits, feeling the animal for evaluation is the best tool of all.
8. And last but not least, I have learned that no matter how great a 5 week old baby can pose and how cute it looks, that same rabbit can turn into something quite different over the next couple months therefore making baby photos a completely unreliable source as to what your future rabbit will be like.