For anyone who feels he or she was born to be on a horse, all the cleaning, training, sweating, panting, trying and practicing never feels as though it is a job or a chore. Some people just love the feeling of riding a horse they respect and trust and that is all they need. Others like to go for the gold for their horse and themselves because competition is their lifestyle. Serious riders who are on a professional level know that at times a good appearance is a necessity. No matter if photographs are needed for your portfolio or to send in for an upcoming show, getting the right picture of your beautiful horse may prove to be quite a challenge.
Certain cameras, especially with wide range flashes may only serve to produce pictures of a seemingly frightened, bewildered horse. Even their favorite carrot or apple snack may not be enough to keep your furry friend calm. Sometimes the best pictures that look as though they are completely random include having the owner or rider in the photo. It serves to keep the horse feeling safe because his human is with him and not masked by a mysterious, unfamiliar object. That is why the best way for riders to have a serious, professional portfolio is to hire an equestrian photographer.
Finding a Photographer
It is not a simple matter, however, to find the right photographer. It really has to be a perfect fit, just as the right saddle must fit perfectly. For example, a wedding photographer may be a good start, but taking the right pictures of your beautiful horse may not be where his expertise lies. It is extremely difficult to capture good pictures of animals in an attractive pose or light, since the animal cannot be directed on what to do for the best picture. At present, horse lovers all over the world know the most popular website for bring those who admire horses together and helping them find a good photographer, is Equinephotographers.org. Even so, it is essential to thoroughly check out any potential photographer. Also, be sure to review his or her entire portfolio because the provided examples will tell you what you want to know.
The answer to finding someone to produce equine photography as fine art with precise outcomes is by visiting thephotographedhorse.com. You will find information on a photographer who has a lifelong understanding and passion for horses. Childhood trail rides started her passion for horses and from then on she learned how to properly maintain and ride a horse from a professional trainer in Florida. Although many pictures may look a bit rough, her photographs of horses show her love for them and it brings a natural, soft feel to the photos.
Whether it is a picture that evokes emotion, or a matter of capturing winning, action-packed pictures, a professional equine photographer is an essential element. Just be sure the photographer you choose understands both the horse and the rider for the best photos possible.
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This is a guest post by Kyle Jacob for Michelle Reed owner of The Photographed Horse. An Award-Winning Photographer, Michelle has photographed throughout the United States and internationally. Her work has been featured in many well-respected national photography publications including Professional Photographer Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine. Currently, Michelle is available for National and International Equine and Equestrian photography.