Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Dressage

I have been practicing with Ingrid as she has been giving me the finer tips on how to photograph a horse and rider. I learned a lot of things during this photo shoot, like the best moment to photograph a horse when it is cantering and trotting. It's almost like a photographing a person walking or dancing because you have to take a lot of picture to capture the moment when the motion is stopped but still looks natural and fluid in a photograph. Here are my best from that day.

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Odie is a beautiful horse. He was very interested in me and the camera while I was in the arena and would look at me as he trotted or cantered by.

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This is mid trot. Ingrid told me to look out for plenty of triangles in the legs for a good image.

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And this is the most opportune time to photograph a horse while it's cantering. Ingrid told me to look out for just one back hoof touching the ground. It's very graceful to watch.

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Afterwards, Odie likes to roll around in the dirt because he gets itchy from sweating. It's very funny to see such a large animal roll around on the ground.

5 comments:

cb said...

i love the last picture! i love when animals do that too! i want to get back on a horse, i love riding!
xo,
cb

Sarbear said...

That last photo is great. I love to see an animal just full out enjoying itself. :)

Lexie said...

It's so funny seeing a giant horse roll around like that! It's interesting to know there are so many tricks to getting a good horse photo.

Nadiine said...

Great shot of the horse rolling around :) I'll guest post for you :) I'll email you later about it!
nadiine-x

Let It Be Raw said...

Awesome Nadine!

Lexie: I'm still learning so much. I thought it was going to be simple, haha.

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