Okay, I may be mainly an equestrian photographer, but I love taking photos of ALL animals. Which is why I occasional dabble as a dog photographer. And I’m a firm believer that photos of people are usually better with an animal in them. Which is why when Brad needed some photos for his graduation announcements, they of course had to include Tibbers! And, I think I’ve discovered the secret to making dog photos EVEN better!
Back in March I was in Virginia visiting my in-laws, we decided to make a trip up the Maryland coast to Chincoteague Island. (By the way, did you know I also work as a Virginia and Maryland horse photographer?) If you haven’t heard of it, Chincoteague Island is the island town next to Assateague Island, home of the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies. It’s an island of wild ponies, so right up my alley!
A few weeks ago I got to shoot an amazing Colorado equestrian professional promo session. Erin Long of Cairdeas Horsemanship is an awesome trainer here in Colorado. We decided to shoot at one of her client’s house, and I was super excited when I showed up and she had three horses tacked up and ready for pictures!
As a Colorado equine photographer, I obviously love photographing horses. But I love ALL animals, which means I jump at the chance to photograph other cute furballs too. Or even other animals without fur; I love my reptile pals and bird buddies as well.
Alright, so in my first part of this series, I recommend some good cameras to get you started in taking great horse photos yourself. Now that you’ve got the camera, you’ll need to know how to use it properly! There are so many classes, workshops, and tutorials that will teach you photography, so I’m not going to try and re-invent the wheel here. I’m just going to go over the absolute basics that will get you started.
It’s that time of year again! I am so excited to be announcing the launch of my 2018 Equestrian Senior Model Program. This program is designed for outgoing high schoolers graduating in 2018 who want to include their horse(s) in their senior photos. It’s a super fun way to get a senior session for free, and earn photos and gift cards! And, it’s even better than last year, with more bonuses!
I’ve had quite a few followers ask me about tips and techniques for improving their own horse photos, so I’ve decided to do a blog post on taking good horse photos yourself. I’ll be going through some basics of photography, along with specific tips for photographing horses. Hopefully you enjoy, and this helps you take better photos of your horses!
Ranches are quickly becoming my favorite places to photograph! Part of it is because on so much land there is always tons of locations to choose from. But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the biggest draw is always the amount of animals around. I’m pretty much obsessed with all animals, so the more that are around me during a shoot, the better!