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post #3651 of 5347 Old 10-11-2016, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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The photo of the old horse for your barn owner is a great idea, I did the same thing for mine last Christmas and she really loved it. Nice photography!
Thanks :)

The BO already has enough stuff going on in his life so I don't want to see him go through the same thing when his last horse left the barn.

I just texted my friend "I haven't see you much at the barn, hope you had a great Thanksgiving".

Just casual enough to check in without giving her the hint that I think something has been bothering her.
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I think your BO would love that. I was fortunate enough to have some photos done with my late mare a few years ago. Now that I don't have her, I treasure those pictures.

You are truly talented at photography. Specifically equine photography. A lot of people think that any photographer could photograph a horse, but that's just not the case. You really capture something that a lot of other's don't seem to be able to do. Good job.

And good for you for finally reaching out to your friend.
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I think your BO would love that. I was fortunate enough to have some photos done with my late mare a few years ago. Now that I don't have her, I treasure those pictures.
I think the BO will be very happy as well. I know when I gave him a photo of his favourite goat, he was happy.

You can never have too many photos IMO. One of my sisters and her hubby constantly takes photos of their two kids just like I do with horses because they want to capture all the moments in their kids childhoods. Kids only grow up once and if I had kids, I would be doing the exact same thing.

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You are truly talented at photography. Specifically equine photography. A lot of people think that any photographer could photograph a horse, but that's just not the case. You really capture something that a lot of other's don't seem to be able to do. Good job.
Thanks, that means a lot. Though for me, taking photos of horses is still new to me, though I've been starting to get more comfortable this past summer. Before this year, I've never taken a single photo of a horse in my life. I think being around them, learning herd instincts, horse language and just their tendencies has really allowed me to take photos of horses from a deeper perspective as if I didn't know anything about horses. Because from what i've seen, all the equine photographers here are also horse owners.

Taking photos of horses isn't easy, it's definitely a big change from taking photos of people (portraits was always my favourite), but there is nothing like it.

I could take photos of other animals and other things but I know with me, if I don't have interest in the subject, I won't find the motivation to do it. I only like to shoot things that are my life and a part of my life. Unfortunately for me, there is not a lot - there's horses and family. That's it.

There are a lot of photographers out there who can go take pictures of anything and everything. Not me. The subject has to mean something to me. And that is why photographer will always remain as a side casual hobby for me.

The number one thing that I've learned from taking photos of horses is that it's all about being in the right place at the right time. There is a lot of luck of the draw. For instance, I've been wanting to get photos of Fly and her mates playing, and I'm talking full on mode playing and running and chasing each other.

I've seen it, they will rear up at each other and try to get each other going. Unfortunately, most of the time when this happens it's during breakfast and I'm not at the barn at that time.

And like horse behaviour, no two days are ever the same. You can spend an hour watching them in the field on one day and they will be playing, and then next day, spend two hours in the field and they are sleeping and just being lazy lol.

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And good for you for finally reaching out to your friend.
I feel better now. Hope she isn't upset about something regarding me. But something is forsure not right with her.
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Though I was really hesitant or second guessing, I'm glad that I picked up the 2nd and lighter down vest for the Fall and windy days. I wouldn't have paid regular price for it but with 40% off, it's a good deal. I am really liking it.

I haven't bought a coat of any kind in 7+ years so I was really hesitant on spending a lot of money. Over the past few years I haven't really bought many new clothes. Just about all was Walmart or cheap stores like H&M or outlet stores lol. I guess you could say that I've become really cheap and stingy when it comes to buying clothes. I only buy if I absolutely need something.
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You really are a very good horse photographer. I have seen quite a few of your pictures that I would pay money for
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Think you have to have the eye & natural talent to take good pictures of animals. You have a good start but can refine your skills with some helpful hints from someone that has had some experience. Know there is a local photographer that gives workshops/ clinics in horse photography. My horse was actually a subject once for one of her clinics I think you would do well to pursue your photography

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Though I was really hesitant or second guessing, I'm glad that I picked up the 2nd and lighter down vest for the Fall and windy days. I wouldn't have paid regular price for it but with 40% off, it's a good deal. I am really liking it.
I have a couple of down vests and I love them. Especially for riding. I tend to get too hot if I'm riding in a coat, but I put a fleece pull over on with a vest and it keeps me really comfortable.
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You really are a very good horse photographer. I have seen quite a few of your pictures that I would pay money for
Thanks Tim. What photos do you like the best? I would frame some of mine but I don't want them hanging in my house (just doesn't fit IMO), would be much better suited for at the barn but there is no point because my stall is too dark.
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Think you have to have the eye & natural talent to take good pictures of animals. You have a good start but can refine your skills with some helpful hints from someone that has had some experience. Know there is a local photographer that gives workshops/ clinics in horse photography. My horse was actually a subject once for one of her clinics I think you would do well to pursue your photography
This is the first time that I've taken pictures of any kind of animals. I came across a local lady who runs a equine photo taking course and she had one last month. I was interested until I saw the price of $300cdn per person, ya no thanks! That is almost a whole months board! I would love to take it and learn from a master in equine photography but I'm confident that if I do the dirty work myself, I can teach myself and get better. I've already self taught myself on photography in general, (I refused to pay for courses for something so easily accessible to learn), so there is no reason I can't self teach myself to become better in equine photography. I've known people and my former bro in law who spent thousands of dollars on photography courses and IMO, it's just not worth it.

Like I said too, I want some photos done of me and Fly together, and I've seen some really good equine photographers here locally. But for some reason I just don't want to pay money for it. I would do it myself but aside from selfies, you can't quite do it lol. It would be a lot of trial and error (more error) and very time consuming. And seeing me I wouldn't be happy with the shots. Taking really good portraits of yourself is hard enough (there are some people who can do it and it's a unique skill to have). Taking shots of you and your horse in action would be that much harder IMO.

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[QUOTE=Hoofpic;9465530. I would do it myself but aside from selfies, you can't quite do it lol. It would be a lot of trial and error (more error) and very time consuming.[/QUOTE]
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