Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photography..

I am NOT a professional photographer - in fact, I am far from it, but as a part of my job with Saddle and Bridle magazine, I am required to take pictures at the events I cover. Most events are horse shows. I took this opportunity (and tax break) to purchase a nicer camera ...a Nikon D80 with an additional lens. I love it - although I know that I still have much to learn!

Anyway - I just wanted to share a couple of pictures I captured from last weeks show where the lighting situation was NOT optimal...but with a bit of tweaking - it really worked ...well in most pictures anyway!

6 comments:

Lana said...

oh that's beautiful, I'd love to see something like that!

Best advice I can give about photography, is PRACTICE! Just go out and play with the camera to see what you can do with it.

Catherine said...

Love the photos :) More!! I really enjoy reading your blog, thank you!

JJ said...

Wow! I think you're a very good horse show photographer. I cannot, for the life of me, ever snap a shot where the horses' legs are just right. I know there's a trick to it, but these look wonderful. Congrats on the new camera :).

Laura Maynard said...

Thos are gorgeous photos, especially the first one!

Laura Maynard said...

Thos are gorgeous photos, especially the first one!

Abigail said...

I have a question for you about Saddleseat riders. I used to ride Saddlebreds, but I never entered any shows. So I was wondering, why do the male Saddleseat riders hunch over? I know the class is supposed to be about the horse, but bad posture can really detract from the appearance of the horse, and even from the horse's movement. Thanks!
(btw: I love the photos you took! Someday I'll get a new camera...someday...)