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Old 01-27-2018   #1
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Had the opportunity to attend a local horse show today. Mad me realize I have a lot to learn on photographing this type event.

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Nice shots Bill.
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Lookin' good. If I were to suggest anything it would be to get a bit lower...say shoot between those rails in the extreme foreground. That will put a whole new dynamic to the shot brings out the horse and riders efforts and strains. That also would unclutter the background somewhat. Shot lower that #1 would be quite a stunner I think.
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Thanks for the feedback & comments. I did notice one photographer sitting on the ground and shooting between the fence rails. I thought about doing the same, but I did not want to interfere with the event. Next time I will try shooting from a lower angle.
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Thanks for the feedback & comments. I did notice one photographer sitting on the ground and shooting between the fence rails. I thought about doing the same, but I did not want to interfere with the event. Next time I will try shooting from a lower angle.

Another important thing to look for at these events is the warm-up or practice grounds outside the main arena. These are almost never restricted and so if you use common sense you can get fairly close and pick the ideal angles. Sometimes on the higher jumps you might try a back quartering shot and capture the instant those rear hooves just about clear the ground. The horses muscles are all at there tautist and makes for a very dynamic shot...especially in BW where the muscle definitions are most pronounced. But do try all angles, and shot slightly upwards. You are shooting athletes and so just as the sports photogs do you shoot at a tilt to make the subject appear larger and more 'awesome'. heheh
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Another important thing to look for at these events is the warm-up or practice grounds outside the main arena. These are almost never restricted and so if you use common sense you can get fairly close and pick the ideal angles. Sometimes on the higher jumps you might try a back quartering shot and capture the instant those rear hooves just about clear the ground. The horses muscles are all at there tautist and makes for a very dynamic shot...especially in BW where the muscle definitions are most pronounced. But do try all angles, and shot slightly upwards. You are shooting athletes and so just as the sports photogs do you shoot at a tilt to make the subject appear larger and more 'awesome'. heheh
Thanks for the pointers. I will definitely try the lower angle next time out.
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If this is only your second opportunity to shoot horse shows you are doing wonderfully. There is a steep learning curve in these situations and you are well on your way. Shooting with a longer lens will help reduce the impact of the background.

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If this is only your second opportunity to shoot horse shows you are doing wonderfully. There is a steep learning curve in these situations and you are well on your way. Shooting with a longer lens will help reduce the impact of the background.

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Thanks Chuck. Your feedback & comments are making me feel good. I realize I have much to learn and just hope for improvement each time out.

Thanks again.

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