EQUINE LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT FAQs
Frequently asked questions
I have decided that I want a horse portrait. How do I arrange one?
You can arrange a horse portrait by either of the following ways:
Use the online booking calendar to select a date time and location. Here:Online Booking Calendar
Send me an email, I will then email you an information pack with details on how to prepare for your horse portrait, a guide to suggested locations and full details on how book and make a secure online payment. firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase a horse portrait shoot directly from the shop, or other links from the Equine page.Here:Equine
Email me and let me know when is best to contact you and I will ring you back on the number you email@example.com
Why have a horse portrait shoot?
The real answer to this question is actually quite complex. A Horse portrait is certainly not a necessity, so each individual’s choice will be different.
Overall, the main purpose of portrait photography is to capture the essence of the subject. This often involves taking a series of images. Horse portrait photography can be a little more challenging photographically, but it’s just as important to capture the essence of the horse and owner. Horse Portrait images can be used for print/digital advertising, business collateral, or for personal use and pride.
I think photographing horses in natural settings provides a visual connection with the beauty of nature, together with the feeling of freedom and the enjoyment horses bring into people lives. Photographs can still help us tell visual stories of our lives and thats as magical today, as photography was 100 years ago.
“Oh no, I hate having my photo taken.”
You are not alone, lots of people have a fear of being photographed. We will help you to relax and provide you with some ideas and show you how to face the light that is most flattering.
We help you see the most beautiful you by helping you relax and enjoy the experience so the photographs we take of you will look great and the experience an enjoyable one.
What if my horse won’t stand still or is naughty?
It is a good idea to brush up on your ground work prior to the shoot, if your horse can stand still and next to you for a few seconds, the images we take together will improve greatly. We will work with you and help you achieve this. We understand that horses, like people can get bored, taking your horse for a walk will help. Bring along a few of your horses treats.
How should I prepare my horse?
Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll provide a separate information sheet about preparing for your horse portrait shoot.
In brief, we suggest you execrise your horse prior to arriving for your shoot. It is often a good idea to brush your horse prior to the shoot too.
What Should I Wear For My Horse Portrait Shoot?
This is a good question, but it also has many answers as we are all individuals and have different tastes. Moreover it depends on time of year and location. I think the most important aspect is to wear what you feel comfortable in, both in terms of look and feel.
Here are a few things to consider.
What kind of mood and look are you wanting? Do you want images in your best riding gear or a specific dress? These types of images would promote and provide formal look and feel and we can work together to achieve this look.
You may prefer a far more casual, for example wearing jeans and favourite top. There are some colours that look really good in photography such as reds and purples. Depending on location and time of year certain colours look stunning in the autumn, but as a general rule of thumb, strong distracting patterns and really heave branding are best avoided.
I can provide further assistance when you make a booking and get a feel for the type of images you are wanting.
How many photos will you take?
This depends on the type of horse portrait you have booked, but regardless of the time, you will always have enough images to choose from.
Will I receive all of the photos you take?
The honest answer is no, but please allow me to explain why.
Firstly it depends on the type of horse portrait you have booked.
However, regardless of the horse portrait you have booked, you can purchase additional images, prints and products. For full details and prices see the Additional Prints, Hi Res Images & Other products link (Find Out More)
After the shoot I back up all of the images I have taken and then look through them for sharpness and composition, so that you don’t have to look through loads and loads of images.
You get to see only the best images which makes choosing the images you want a little harder.
Why do I do this? If I am not happy with an image, you probably wont be either.
What are additional Digital Image Packs?
As a photographer providing good customer service is paramount to what I do and from the feedback I received, people were requesting Hi Res Digital Images and not traditional prints. From 2020 we will be offering Digital Image Packs that are suitable for printing and people’s digital needs
As traditional prints are how professional photographers earn a living, the digital packs I provide aim to provide a win win sittuation for you as a customer and me as a photographer. All Digital Image packs are custom edited using photoshop to provide fine art quality images
However, I continue to provide and sell traditional mounted prints (For full information please use the Find Out More Tab)
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What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my photoshoot?
The weather is one of those unpredictable things in the UK.
Generally, if it is raining or windy your images could end up not looking so good and for safety reasons it is better to be safe than sorry.
We keep a close eye on the weather and will contact you the day before the shoot if we have concerns about the weather conditions.
You may decide to postpone the shoot for another time, or we may have to cancel the shoot. We certainly do not cancel shoots at a whim, but we always put safety first. However, if we do have to cancel the shoot, we will work with you to find the next available date and time that is suitable.
Where will my horse Portrait shoot take place?
Our equine and dog portrait shoots take place within a 40 mile radius of Leeds, or where you are located.
We love planning the finer details of our shoots with you and we’re always open to ideas.
We’re very happy to travel for shoots and include up to 40 miles travel (from WF3) in our session fees. Beyond this, mileage is charged at 45p/mile. If several of you would like a session, you’re welcome to split the travel costs.
You use flash will this scare my horse?
We combine flash and ambient light to create equine portraits that can add impact and dimension to our images. We have found that most horses are fine with flash, even very sensitive ones. We always take things slowly, show and introduce your horse to our equipment and test the flash a few times to make sure they’re acclimatised before we start the shoot.
What if I own more than one horse?
All of our Portraits include up to two horses or dogs, excluding the Prime session. Please be aware of the duration of the shoot you have booked in relation to the number of horses or dogs you want photographed.
If you would like more than two horses or dogs photographed at the same time, please contact us to discuss your options.
How long does it take before images can be viewd & selected?
Images are ready to be viewd and selected approximately one week after the shoot. For prints and products, the waiting time is two to three weeks.
I have a question that the FAQ has not listed!
The FAQ you have looked through provide answers to the most common questions we are asked.
However, I understand that they do not answer everyone’s questions. All questions are valid and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please use the contact us tab, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to me in person: 07838 178551.
Many Thanks Fletcher
Do K2photographic provide a guarantee?
I guarantee that if you pick a location I have recommended for either an Equine Lifestyle Portrait or a Dog Portrait and you are not happy with the images I create, the only thing you will have wasted will be you time.
In the very unlikely event that I have wasted your time, as you will not be selecting or requiring any images or products, I will refund your money in full.
How many other photographers provide a guarantee like this?
The prints & products I provide are all professional photography products. I guarantee that if any print or products are defective when you receive them, you can return them for a full refund.
If you have any questions or I can be of service to you in any way, please use the contact form above and I will happy to answer any questions and offer guidance in relation to any aspect of the services I provide.
Many Thanks Fletcher