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10-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Need some help with horses.

Does anyone have any advise on how I can shoot some horses? I know action shots are out, but what could I do framing wise to make them more interesting?



10-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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We have a semi-pro horse shooter on the forum. Can't remember her name though... Try a search for horse pictures.
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If you're shooting horses to sell prints to the owner, generally a full body pose works best with the horse's head slightly turned towards camera and the ears erect.

If you just want to shoot horses for the sake of making a nice picture, you might try increasing your distance and shooting with a longer lens.

Here's a 135mm lens on the K5.

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These are purely for personal use and as of right now I only have the GR to shoot with. I appreciate the advice so far.

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/137-photographic-industry-professionals/1...rtraiture.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/38-photographic-technique/130681-advice-s...sson-show.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/239352-chea...lower-dof.html

Member Elisha is the shooter I was talking about. Read the last thread and I think you will agree she knows her horse shooting stuff.
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LOL. Horses.

Here is one I shot a few weeks ago in California.



Then there was this time I shot a horse with an afternoon/early evening sky



What you can't see in the image - and I was not aware when I was taking it - was that the Horse was very happy to see me, or he was hung like one.
When I was processing the image above, I have a new-found-appreciation for RAW images and the dynamic range of the K5!

So, lessons learned when taking pics of horses.
Take a few seconds to make sure there are no bits and pieces that you don't want in the image.
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