Event photographer specializing in Rural, Equine and Motorsport, please check out my portfolio
We have also been attending many shows and events taking pictures and donating a percentage to horse related charities. We can come to your livery yard or a place of your request and take photographs to your specification, still or action. these can also be incoporated onto a DVD with music added to your choice for long lasting memories.
Photo Shot Guidelines:
Before the shoot, I would need some ideas as to the sort of photographs you would like me to take. Make a note of what you are hoping to achieve or cut out some example photos from magazines in advance.
Think about a good location. Livery yards can be full of equipment and parked vehicles that produce distracting backgrounds. Do you need to move things before the shoot? If there is no spot that is suitable, consider a shoot at an alternative location.
Weather and light
Think about the season, time of day and weather conditions. These factors contribute to the direction and quality of the light and how your horse will appear in the final results. Bright sunshine isn’t always the best option. It can cast deep shadows that may not favour horses with bright or dark coats.
If we have rain on the day of your shoot, we will re-arrange at no cost.
Your horse should be washed, groomed and the bridle 100% clean before I arrive. Unless of course, you would like these jobs to be photographed as part of the shoot.
If you’ve just removed the saddle and bridle, brush the horse down. Sweat marks leave an impression in the animals coat and while you may not notice them they are sure to stand out on a photograph.
An alert horse with head and ears up makes for a really good portrait. A handful of pony nuts or a favourite treat should be to hand. Props such as a squeaky toy or even a pocket mirror that the horse hasn’t seen before can produce the desired effect.