Horse Photography: Photographing Wild Horses 1

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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: 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 …

Carol Walker Presenting at Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver March 11 – 13

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Carol Walker will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado on March 11 – 13. She will be giving talks on Horse Photography on Friday and Sunday, and a talk on saving America’s Wild Horses on Friday evening. Here is the schedule: http://www.coloradohorsecouncil.com/userfiles/file/Expo%20Forms/Expo%20Daily%20Schedule%202011.pdf Carol will also have a booth with fine …

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 …

Carol Walker presenting on Horse Photography at Equine Affaire in California Feb. 3 – 6, 2011

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Carol Walker will be presenting on horse photography at Equine Affaire in Pomona California which takes place February 3 – 6 at the Fairplex. She will be presenting on Friday and Saturday, and here is the schedule: http://www.equineaffaire.com/u/pdf/11_ca_schedule_for_program.pdf Carol will also be signing books and offering fine art prints, canvases, calendars and greeting cards for sale in her booth #602 …

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 …