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post #1 of 6 Old 03-06-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help with taking pictures.

Does anyone have any pointers for me to help prevent me from making my horses look weird when taking picture? I tend to make their faces look real long, and if I take a side shot , well they look like they are built like a moose! I took pics to put in my barn, and when I was done loading them, I was shocked at how homely I had made my horses look.

I am proof that photography is an art and talent I don't have it!
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-06-2009, 06:00 PM
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It's ALL about the angle. And it varies from horse to horse. Experiment with different angles and see which ones you like best. And try squatting on the ground... you'd be surprised at how much that improves a picture.
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make sure your lighting is good. natural is best. Put the sun behind you. early hours and late hours are best.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-06-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm.....this is what I thought. Photo taking IS a physical job, squatting ect.... Very good advice and I will try this weekend and hopefully show my darlins for the beauties they are! Thanks guys.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-09-2009, 06:40 PM
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Along with the squatting, try an above shot if at all possible. Im not sure if you have a round pen you can crawl up on.

What about getting behind the horse, toward the hip, and waiting for him/her to turn and look at you.

Perhaps not a head on shot, or a side shot, but a diagonal shot?

Feel free to check out my photography site (link in my sig) to get some ideas.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-12-2009, 09:13 AM
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Practice lots. The bonus of digital photography. You can take as many shots as you want and delete later. Take shots in different angles, practice angles.
Most of the best photography shots are the anticipated ones. You will learn to recognize them before they happen and it will allow you to take those photos that get everyone's attention.

Practice, practice and practice.

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