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post #1 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I am Sharon from Eastern Ohio. This is my first day on here. I've been on a few forums that were strictly Thoroughbred horse racing, and didn't like the arguing and fighting that goes on.

I have been a fan of horse racing since 1973, and grew up loving horses, and horseback riding too.
I work at a local community college, which is simply to pay the bills. My TRUE LOVE IS HORSES, and I have been a Freelance Equine Photographer for 25 years.

That avatar I am using is a very closeup of Secretariat. Just to state a fact here, I photographed Secretariat back in 1988, and in the past 20 years I've also photographed other Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew(1977) & Affirmed(1978), along with hundreds of other Thoroughbreds including quite a few Kentucky Derby winners. My favorite vacation destination is Lexington, Ky and my favorite racetrack is Keeneland in Lexington.
I've been a seller on eBay for over 10 years, and my ID is: Lovebigred. I sell my own photos on Ebay of the Thoroughbreds I have seen, along with other horse racing memorabilia & mementos.

I would like to branch out into other disciplines, and photograph horses in other sports or at shows. I once photographed Rolex at the Ky Horse Park, and that was really fun. I loved the cross-country competition.

I would enjoy meeting all of you on here, so please send me a note.

As I explore this forum more, I might add a few photos, my most favorite ones.

Sharon
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 03:42 AM
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welcome!!! I would love to have photographed such famous horses what a privilage!

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 03:51 AM
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Welcome!

Neat job ya got there :) Ahhh Seattle Slew...sigh. Love them Slew babies...
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 09:25 AM
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Welcome, I'm in New Lebanon Ohio! Your job is amazing! I'd LOVE to be a free lance equine photographer.

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a link to my photos on Facebook of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, & Affirmed.

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IF that link worked, you should be able to get to my other photo albums of other horses, etc.
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 05:41 PM
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Welcome! Bourbon, my OTTB has Secretariat and Northern Dancer 4 generations back. Love those lines!

Any tips on equine photography? I am an amateur dabbling in pet photography, particularly dogs and horses.

Here are some photos I took this morning to give you an idea of my skill level. (On a scale of 1 - 10 with 1 being the lowest, definitely a 1, LOL) I would really really appreciate any tips you can give me! I'm shooting with a Canon Rebel XSI and I have the kit lens, but I mostly use my nifty 50. (50mm 1.8) I used my 50mm for these ones.




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post #7 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bourbon,

Those are some great photos. If you want to do animal portraits you might want to invest in a zoom lens, maybe in the 70-200mm range.

When you can get further away from the animal when shooting the photo, you can zoom and and get close without intruding into their 'space'.

Also, the longer the lense that you are using, and if you use a wide aperture(that's the f-stop number), you can blur the background easier.
Wide apertures are the lower f-stop numbers, such as f2.8, f3.5, 4.5, etc.
The higher the f-numbers, the more of the photograph that will be in focus. There is a long detailed explanation for this, but I won't blur you with it.

I especially like close photos of horses like your 2nd photo.
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 08:23 PM
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LoveBigRed I like you already...Secretariat is my TB's grandsire! We are so proud of him especially after seeing that new movie that came out. Unfortunately my computer wouldn't let me access your link...can you give me the direct URL so I can try to access it that way? I would love to see your photos.

Equestrian I also like yours...especially the third one lol! Does that horse always do that when you bathe him?

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 08:26 PM
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Bourbon,

Those are some great photos. If you want to do animal portraits you might want to invest in a zoom lens, maybe in the 70-200mm range.

When you can get further away from the animal when shooting the photo, you can zoom and and get close without intruding into their 'space'.

Also, the longer the lense that you are using, and if you use a wide aperture(that's the f-stop number), you can blur the background easier.
Wide apertures are the lower f-stop numbers, such as f2.8, f3.5, 4.5, etc.
The higher the f-numbers, the more of the photograph that will be in focus. There is a long detailed explanation for this, but I won't blur you with it.

I especially like close photos of horses like your 2nd photo.
I know all about f stops and bokeh. I've taken a couple courses at my local community college just to get the basics. Unfortunately a new lens is not in the budget at the moment, but I will definitely keep it in mind! Thanks!
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 08:26 PM
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I'm in Ohio too! What a privelage to have photographed such amazing horses
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