Horse Photography: Horse Portraits

Carol Walker Blog

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

Carol Walker Blog

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

Carol Walker Blog

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 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 …