Multiple-award winning photographer Carol Walker reveals the secrets to creating dramatic, exciting images of horses in her new book, Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers. Long recognized as a gifted artist herself, Walker generously opens the way for amateurs to raise the standard of their own work. Anyone with a camera and a desire to capture that elusive essence of the horse, whether in motion or at rest, will benefit from this authoritative book.
Catching a horse at exactly the right moment, in precisely the right environment, is a challenge, but Horse Photography offers the answers. Walker covers technical details such as camera and lens selection, background and lighting, and the book offers more: Walker’s own perspective as a horsewoman. Her explanation of the horse’s gaits, for example, will open every photographer’s eyes to the most beautiful moments of a horse in motion, and yield finer, more powerful results. Readers will also benefit from Walker’s insights into “horse psychology” and how the horse as a prey animal reacts to equipment, location, even separation from the herd.
Outstanding example images by Walker offer inspiration while the clear text explains the technical details; together they create a resource any amateur photographer will come to rely on. The book is available now for purchase from www.horsephotographyworkshops.com.
Carol Walker is dedicated to helping the amateur photographer master both subject and technique. In addition to Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers, Walker offers weekly tips via her blog at www.horsephotographyworkshops.com . She also is available to teach a three-hour, hands-on horse photography workshop, covering basic techniques for getting consistent, positive results; the class works with equine models in halter, under saddle and liberty situations, with plenty of time for questions and plenty of useful answers.
Walker’s images open the viewer’s heart, reflecting her lifetime experience traveling the world photographing wild and domestic animals. Her first book, Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses, received numerous awards for its stunning images and evocative text. Her commercial work includes catalogue covers for leaders in the equine industry. She has had numerous calendars published featuring her work, and she markets her fine art prints from her website www.LivingImagesCJW.com as well as in several locations on the Front Range of Colorado. Now, in Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers, Walker teaches the amateur photographer her own secrets, to express the essential beauty and grace of that beloved creature, the horse.