Horse Photography: Photographing Wild Horses 2

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I was in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Area in Colorado last week.  Sometimes just finding wild horses can be a challenge, and it does help to know where waterholes are, where the horses like to be at certain times of the year, and other details about their behavior and their lives.  The best way to find this out is …

Horse Photography: Photographing Wild Horses 1

Carol Walker Blog

Spring is finally here, and it is time to go visit the wild herds.  In my opinion, the best time of year to photograph wild horses is in spring and early summer, since the foals and being born, the stallions are vying for mares, and the horses are very active. When visiting wild horse areas, it is important to be …

Horse Photography: Horse Portraits

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One of the most interesting aspects of photographing horses is that no two horses are exactly alike,  in personality, conformation and appearance. This makes things interesting and challenging when working to take a good image of a horse. If you are photographing a horse without a human, you want to capture the expression and beauty of the horse. When you …

Horse Photography: Use your Position for a Better Photo

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I just got back from an amazing trip to Camargue, France where I was able to photograph the Camargue horses in a number of wonderful settings. Today I will be talking about adjusting your position in order to get a better photograph, using a couple of images from the trip. We were at the beach, and normally I would say …

Horse Photography: Use Backlight to Emphasize the Outline of Your Horse Subjects

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Light is the most important tool that a photographer can use.  In this post I will discuss backlight, which is different than direct light.  When you are using backlight, you are shooting directly into the sun, which is behind your subjects.  Use the lens hood on your camera lens to minimize flare.  The best time of day to do this …

Horse Photography: Photographing Horses in the Snow II – Happy New Year!

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After the snow has fallen, and the sun comes out in the afternoon or the next day, you can have a beautiful untouched snowscape for your photographs. If the sun is shining and there is snow on the ground, you will have a very bright scene, because the snow will reflect the light.  You need to decrease your ISO to …

Horse Photography: Photographing Horses in the Snow Part 1 – Happy Holidays!

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My very favorite time to photograph horses is when they are in the snow. As long as I am bundled up so that I am not cold, I can stay out for hours photographing. There are two different times I do snow photography – when it is snowing, and after it has snowed, and cleared up.  Today I will discuss …

Horse Photography: Photograph indoors with flash when the weather is bad

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Of course it is also good to photograph OUTDOORS when the weather is bad, but that will be another post! Today I am going to talk about photographing in indoor arenas. There are a number of different ways to approach this, and it all depends upon your equipment and the facility where you are shooting. You may have seen shows …

Horse Photography: Get out and photograph Wild Horses 1

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I was giving a talk on Monday about our wild horses at Medicine Horse in Boulder, CO, and one of the last things I left people with was that wild horses are on our public lands, and they should try to get out and see them while the wild ones are still out there, wild and free. There is a …