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post #1 of 11 Old 03-26-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cody Photo Shoot (pic Heavy)

I want to be an animal photagrapher (not a big shot.. just small stuff, like pets) and so I take lots of pics of my animals all the time.. Any advice/ critiques are welcome. There not all that great lol, enjoy:

















Sorry for the Overload. :)

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-26-2011, 03:05 PM
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They are all great but I love the second to last one, so cute!

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lol, thank you. :)

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*waves* As someone who is OBSESSED with photos of her animals I totally want to encourage you to pursue that

Really really cute horses! I'm not a professional photographer but I am often bribing people to come take professional photos of my horses so I can give you some "advice" as a would-be client!

I would try to take photos free of 'distractions' to really show off the animal. By distractions I mean any fences or wires in front of the horse. Imagine the 2nd photo from the top if there was not a fence in the way and at a slightly different "more centered" angle.

Usually my favorites are expressive with alert ears and eyes or that capture the animal doing something characteristic and charming.

When taking my own pictures of horses I find it sometimes helps to lower the camera to be "level" with them or try creative angles.

You also might try investing in a fancy high resolution camera where you can play with the focus and really get creative.

I hope some of that made sense, if not feel free to ignore me XD



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OMG, you should so persue it!

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Are you using an SLR? If so, a lower aperture would help blur out the background and make your subject "pop". Also, like a PP said, changing angles can make the viewer feel more a part of the photo...basically you want to be eye level with your subject (or even a bit lower with horses). Detail shots can be cool too, the paint has beautiful eyes it would be neat to see a close up of them :) Keep shooting, you're doing good!
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*waves* As someone who is OBSESSED with photos of her animals I totally want to encourage you to pursue that

Really really cute horses! I'm not a professional photographer but I am often bribing people to come take professional photos of my horses so I can give you some "advice" as a would-be client!

I would try to take photos free of 'distractions' to really show off the animal. By distractions I mean any fences or wires in front of the horse. Imagine the 2nd photo from the top if there was not a fence in the way and at a slightly different "more centered" angle.

Usually my favorites are expressive with alert ears and eyes or that capture the animal doing something characteristic and charming.

When taking my own pictures of horses I find it sometimes helps to lower the camera to be "level" with them or try creative angles.

You also might try investing in a fancy high resolution camera where you can play with the focus and really get creative.

I hope some of that made sense, if not feel free to ignore me XD

Agreed. These are wonderful pictures, however to really draw them apart from others I would really look into the advice given above. Your horses are really cute!!

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Are you using an SLR? If so, a lower aperture would help blur out the background and make your subject "pop". Also, like a PP said, changing angles can make the viewer feel more a part of the photo...basically you want to be eye level with your subject (or even a bit lower with horses). Detail shots can be cool too, the paint has beautiful eyes it would be neat to see a close up of them :) Keep shooting, you're doing good!
Not sure I understand what you mean by slr... lol!

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post #10 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 08:50 PM
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Not sure I understand what you mean by slr... lol!
They are a bigger bodied camera with changeable lenses. You're probably using a point and shoot then :) Try using the macro setting and getting some eye pics!
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