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post #1 of 13 Old 01-16-2020, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Photography company??

Ive been thinking about starting a equine photography company with my good friend. Do these photos look good?
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-30-2020, 11:05 PM
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These are all good photos, the last one is definitely my favourite of them!
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-31-2020, 03:20 AM
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They are fun pictures but, in my opinion, not professional,.

The first is just a snap shot. The shadow is taking the eye away from subject. Photographer needed to be the other side, the boat shouldn't be there.

Second one is nothing special, to much surrounding scenery.

Last one is an interesting artistic shot.

A woman who worked with me was a professional photographer and I learned a lot from her. This was way before digital photography! You need to learn about light and dark, backgrounds as well as posing a subject.

Before starting a business, you need to get the correct cameras, lens and printers, a lot of money!

Go to local shows, take hundreds of pictures of competitors on the ring, get them thumbnail printed and display them so people can choose to purchase or not.

I do not think that many would pay you to come to their place and pay for snapshots.
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-31-2020, 09:36 AM
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I also like the last one. These are nice pictures, but not professional photography level. You need to think about composition and balance, in addition to what everyone else said. I'm not really a photographer, but looking at the second picture surely you could crop away a lot of the excess and make the picture more focused on the horse and rider. Even then, there is a lot of brush in the front that is distracting. You need to clear it away to make the picture cleaner, or find a better angle. A lot of what nature and animal photographers do, I understand, is spend lots of time finding the exact perfect spot that will help convey what they're trying to convey. First picture is too crowded and is missing something, I'm not sure what.

You might look at taking a photography class. If you really want to become a professional.

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I like the pictures but agree with the others. Not to bash your dream but what would you do with an equine photography company? My daughter had her Sr pics taken with her horse. The photographer was not an equine photographer but the pics were great. I don't live in an area with a lot of horse shows or professional riders to an equine photographer would potentially have a hard time finding clients.
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You're off to a good start! Only time, practice and patient will tell if you can make a business out of it.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-31-2020, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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You're off to a good start! Only time, practice and patient will tell if you can make a business out of it.
thanks you! I am gonna get a better camera once i get paid and take more
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These are all good photos, the last one is definitely my favourite of them!
Awee thank you!

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thanks you! I am gonna get a better camera once i get paid and take more
IMO, and I will bow out of this after I say this, you would be better off spending the money on a photography class. Getting a better camera won't really make you a better photographer, any more so than getting a better saddle will make you a better rider.

You can actually take really good pictures with less expensive cameras, even phone cameras, but you have to know how.

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IMO, and I will bow out of this after I say this, you would be better off spending the money on a photography class. Getting a better camera won't really make you a better photographer, any more so than getting a better saddle will make you a better rider.

You can actually take really good pictures with less expensive cameras, even phone cameras, but you have to know how.
yeah I see what your talking about! Ive been wanting to try it, but i must learn properly before I even think about anything too extreme

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