Horse photography may be similar to pet photography but may not be limited to that. There is individuality of horses that are not applicable for all other pets. Professional photographers will tell you, horses are the tricky subjects for good photography. You should always believe of producing a proportion picture. You may have taken an image of your horse that has looked uncomfortable and somewhat bizarre. Here are some easy tips for better Horse Photography.
I’ve picked up some tricks for equine photography over the years by studying photos in the breed magazines and experimenting with a camera. It’s a deep theme that would take a full-fledged book to present thoroughly, but I will try to offer a few tips that will help you avoid the mistakes.
Because horses are so big, it is essential to get back at least 15 or 20 feet to prevent distortion, and a camera with a telephoto lens is a huge help. If you get too close, and say it’s a head-on shot, the animal’s snout and features will be gigantic, and the rest of the body will appear tiny.
If you are taking front or rear shots, do it from an angle of about 45 degrees, and position yourself so that all 4 legs are evenly spaced as you view them, rather than a set of hind legs, a large space, and then a set of front legs. Stand the horse about 45 degrees toward the sun so shadows will enhance the contours of the chest muscles or the rump and gaskins.
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