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WHAT MAKES A GOOD HORSE PORTRAIT?

If you ask a horse owner what makes makes a a good horse portrait, each person will have a different tastes when it comes to the style of a photograph.

What Make’s A Good Horse Portrait?

If you ask a horse owner what makes a good horse portrait, each person will have different tastes when it comes to the style of a photograph, but most horse owners that I have talked to and worked with prefer certain positioning of a horse’s leg stance, ear position and head movement.

There is a whole language involving each of these aspects in relation to horse positioning and I continue to learn each and every time I photograph a horse. Photographing horse’s takes consideration, patience and understanding and is a skill I continue to expand on, even after photographing horses for the last seven years.

WHY I DECIDED TO USE FLASH

Combining flash into equine potography can be challenging but rewarding as flash can help set the style and mood to an image. 

 

WHY I USE FLASH FOR HORSE PORTRAITS

Combining flash into equine photography can be challenging but very rewarding, as flash can help set the style and mood to an image, enabling me not to photograph moments as they are, but illuminate moments how they can be.

By combining flash and ambient light to equine portraits I can add more impact and dimension to equine 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.

I am always open to ideas and suggestions and if you would like to collaborate with me in relation to horse portrait photography or horse action photography, I would love to hear from you.

HORSE PORTRAIT QUESTIONNAIRE

Could you please spare five minutes with some research I am undertaking about horse portraits? I would really appreciate your views and opinions.

Just For Fun Horse Quiz

It is always good to have a little bit of fun in our lives. This is a just for fun horse quiz to test your general knowledge about horses.

 

Please Enter Your Name
1. WHAT’S A WEYMOUTH BIT?
2. THE MOST POPULAR BREED OF HORSE IS THE?
3. FULL-SIZED HORSES AND STANDARD PONIES ARE MEASURED IN
4. ARABIAN HORSES HAVE AN UNUSUAL PHYSIQUE BECAUSE?
5. WHAT ARE ROUNDINGS?
6. THE WITHERS IS THE?
7. WHERE WOULD YOU FIT A SAUSAGE BOOT AND WHAT’S IT USED FOR?
8. YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD OF A RUNNING AND A STANDING MARTINGALE, BUT WHAT’S AN IRISH MARTINGALE?
9. THE FATHER OF A HORSE IS CALLED ITS
11.THE ORIGINAL HORSE WAS CALLED?
12. HOW OLD IS A 28 YEAR OLD HORSE IN HUMAN YEARS?

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