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Photo from "Untamed Spirits: Horses from Around the World" by Drew Doggett

Read an excerpt from "Untamed Spirit: Horses from Around the World" by Drew Doggett.

Equine photography is the art of photographing horses. It is a challenging but rewarding genre of photography, as horses are beautiful and expressive creatures. Equine photographers must be able to capture the horse's movement, grace, and personality in their images.

There are many different types of equine photography, including:

  • Portrait photography: Equine portrait photography is similar to human portrait photography. The goal is to capture the horse's individual personality and beauty in a single image.
  • Action photography: Equine action photography captures the horse in motion. This could be anything from a horse jumping a fence to a horse galloping through a field.
  • Documentary photography: Equine documentary photography tells the story of horses and the people who love them. This could involve photographing horse shows, horse racing, or simply people enjoying their horses at home.

Equine photographers use a variety of techniques to capture the best possible images of horses. Some common techniques include:

  • Using a fast shutter speed: A fast shutter speed is necessary to freeze the horse's motion and prevent blur.
  • Using a wide aperture: A wide aperture allows the photographer to blur the background and focus attention on the horse.
  • Using natural light: Natural light is often the best light for equine photography. It is flattering and can help to create a sense of atmosphere in the image.
  • Capturing the horse's eyes: The horse's eyes are one of its most expressive features. Equine photographers often try to capture the horse's eyes in their images to add emotion and depth.

Equine photography is a beautiful and challenging art form that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Equine photographers capture the beauty, grace, and personality of horses in their images.

Here are some additional tips for equine photography:

  • Be patient: Equine photography can be time-consuming. Horses are unpredictable animals, so it is important to be patient and wait for the right moment to take a photo.
  • Get to know your subject: The more you know about horses, the better your equine photos will be. Take some time to learn about horse behavior and body language.
  • Be safe: Horse safety is always paramount. Be aware of your surroundings and never put yourself in a dangerous situation.

If you are interested in learning more about equine photography, there are a number of resources available, including books, websites, and workshops. If you are interested in hiring a photographer, there are many listed here to cover your event or to capture beautiful moments with your horse!

Please note: The locations are only as a reference and photographers often travel extensively to perform their craft. Please contact the photographer directly regarding your specific location needs.

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