Photographing Horse Sport
My Mistakes & Better Ways....
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Horse sports are some of the most colourful and atmospheric sports to photograph and technology, modern DSLR Cameras, and the rise of the smartphone has put photography in the hands of everyone. These cameras do much of the technical work that previously put photography beyond the reach of most of us.
With over 100 images to illustrate pitfalls and points of reference for achieving better photographs at horse shows this booklet is filled with tips for those looking to get a little more than 'point and shoot' results from their photography of horse sports. Made for iPad and Mac OSX using Apple's interactive iBooks format it's the perfect companion for any keen amateur equestrian photographer.
Every gamut of photography is a form of artistic expression, so composition & framing a shot is very much a matter of taste. However, like every art form there are general rules and formats that ‘just work’ – like ‘the rule of thirds’. So even with the wonders of modern technology there are still techniques that turn good results into great results.
I’ve learnt a lot over the last 3 years photographing horses in sport, through trial, error, and research. I am still very much an amateur photographer, but with so many people taking photos at horse shows these days I thought my own experiences might be helpful to others who are looking to get more out of their snaps from a day out at a competition, so I wrote a booklet with some of my own thoughts and tips on composition!
I hope this booklet helps you fine tune your photography of horse sports turning good photos into great photos, and please do leave some feedback in an iTunes Review.
You can find more photographs and help at: http://photography.talkinghorse.net
A 'must read' ibook for those wanting to take better photos at equestrian events
If like me, you get home from an event, download your photos with great anticipation, only to be really disappointed with the results, you need to read this iBook! It’s packed with great tips and advice and backed up with photos showing the difference it makes when you get it right, or don’t! I now find myself considering how to get a good shot with my new-found knowledge rather than just hoping for the best and my photos are already much better. I love the fact I can take the iBook with me on my iphone too! Thanks for writing it Dominic Sancto…. Perhaps I’ll be able to make some money from my photography now!
A really useful guide
This book is really useful. Having read the book and looking back through my photos I can see some of the mistakes I'm making; they should be easy to rectify now. It's full of great tips, like the section on greys, and the one on shadows, and the one on legs. Definitely worth downloading if you like photographing horses.
Made me get my camera out again!
Really easy to understand advice. Has made me think more when taking photos.Very useful tips.