BLACK AND WHITE HORSE PHOTOGRAPHY
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Get inspired by the strength and beauty of one of mankind's oldest companions, the horse. Black and white horse photography is my passion, at the bottom of this page you will find my experiences photographing these wonderful animals, and how climate change is affecting them.
Black and white horse photography.
Horses are fabulous subjects for photography and also art. One can capture their social interactions, movements, playfulness, and winding down moments. Black and white horse photography of stallions, Mustangs, and wild horses never cease to inspire me, especially black and white pictures of running horses. While I love capturing images of horses running through water, snow, and marsh, my team and I are exploring ways of taking photos from angles not seen before. We update our online gallery to keep it fresh pretty frequently.
Humans and horses – a picture, a video, and a relationship.
It is so true that a photograph speaks a thousand words but even an old black and white horse photo cannot tell us how long humans and horses have had a codependent relationship. The horse has been a tremendous support to humanity by helping with transportation, farming, war, sports – you name it.
Riding a horse has traditionally been associated with power, prestige and also was reserved for the ruling elite. It has been so intertwined with a human civilization that we even measure the power of the engine based on its strength – horsepower. As we evolved, the horse has been right there shoulder to shoulder as a building block for humans. Now we all face the challenge of climate change which is real and affects both humans and animals. This time, will humans step up to the plate and support the horse.
How to create wild horses black and white photography – tips and techniques.
Equine photography is no magic trick and everyone can take a decent black and white horse picture. But the key to taking really good horse photographs is to spend time understanding the horse’s behavior.
All animals get a very good sense of our energy, so if we are not comfortable or are scared around them, they will pick up on this and react the same way. Do your best to be comfortable and also stay calm when taking wild horses black and white photography.
Treat the horse as you would a close friend – be friendly, make them comfortable around your camera equipment before you start taking black and white horse pictures.
Hold the camera and lens in your hands, press the shutter button a few times to get the horse familiar with the sound. If the horse does not like the sound, walk away and start from a far distance. Let it get used to the sound and then approach it slowly. Each black and white horse picture in my collection is about capturing raw emotion and natural composition.
When I started white horse photography in Camargue France. I was doing it for fun and also a pleasure. Traveling to the south of France Camargue, Beaufort, and Wyoming 5 to 8 times a year to take horse pictures. I spent more time understanding the horse’s behavior. The more I learned about the horse, the better my photographs got. Combine these tips with a bit of patience, and you will be amazed by the equine photography you achieve. Remember – if horse photography is your goal, then it’s your job to make your subject very comfortable. I cannot overemphasize the importance of patience – you cannot get great photographs of a horse in one sitting. The more time you spend with it, the more friendly it gets with you. And once the horse lets you into its world, magic happens.
Black and White Horse photo prints by Ejaz Khan.
I love horse photography in black and white which some people call it fine art photography. I normally take images of horses in black and white while keeping in mind how it will look when it’s all finished and hanging in a frame at my art gallery or someone’s home/office. For our art gallery, we use fine art gallery quality matte paper or metallic paper. The latter gives it a very realistic look. Art buyers who have purchased our large 4 by 6 feet images for their homes and also offices have always written back thanking us for the positive energy they get from the black and white photo print. We also sell fine art horse photos in smaller sizes and I’m proud to say the response is identical. The smallest size horse picture we create is 8 inches by 12 inches.
These horse images make for ideal wall decor, for home, office, or establishment. Part of the sale amount goes towards organizations that help preserve these magnificent beasts from the effect of climate change. Contact us today for your favorite black and white horse picture inquiry.
How climate change affects horses.
Throughout my many years of taking wild horses black and white photography, I have learned so much. The effects of global warming can make horses very stressful, uncomfortable, and even unhealthy. Horses used to colder conditions can quickly become overheated during the longer and warmer summers. Their coats may get too heavy for comfort. The mud from increased rain and flood leads to foot and hoof diseases as well as carrying disease-bearing insects. Droughts lead to water shortages that can dehydrate horses and turn once lush green fields into dry wastelands. The associated dust pollution causes breathing problems. These fast climate changes can be stressful to horses which makes them more prone to illnesses and diseases.
Conservation: Our photography helps horses and other wildlife.
I have learned how poorly our wild horses are treated in Americans. We must take action to help these beautiful animals. As a fashion photographer, I pay the models. As a wildlife photographer, I can not pay the animals, so to give back, I’ve developed relationships with conservation organizations such as the Wolf Conservation Center, Cana Foundation, and World Animal Protection. A portion of all equine photography print sales is given to one of these organizations for them to do what they do best. When you purchase fine art pictures from Ejaz Khan Earth, you are helping the animals.
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Black & White Horse photography exhibitions.
Top 10 reasons why horses make the best pets
I’ve traveled around the world to photograph some of this world’s most amazing animals. From polar bears in the frigid Arctic to the mountain lions in the sunny hills of Chile, I’ve seen them all. Throughout my expeditions, there has been no stronger connection between an animal like I have with horses and me. As you can see through my black and white horse photography, horses are my most favorite subjects. After meeting and also speaking with many horse lovers, riders, owners, here is a list of TOP 10 reasons why horse make the best pets!
1 REDUCING STRESS
All pets from dogs to cats and fish to birds have the incredible ability to reduce our stress by merely being in their presence. Petting them, walking with them, they become your four-legged friends in most cases. Being around horses gives one a peaceful state of mind as they are very tranquil. Roaming around nature with ease, they teach us to slow things down and enjoy what mother nature has provided us that so many take for granted.
2 FUN TO BE WITH
Horses are enjoyable animals, especially the Camargue horses I have photographed. They have so much playful energy and stamina. Every horse has its personality and characteristics that you will surely love.
The lifespan of horses is longer than most pets, which are about 25-30 years, which means that you have a significant amount of time to develop a deep connection and a special bond. Having a horse as a pet is a huge commitment that demonstrates your real character and development as a person.
Horses have immense beauty and elegance. Their stature, poses, graceful movements all leave us mesmerized. From their display in movies, literature, and art, they are a symbol of strength and courage throughout the world.
Horses are known to be four to seven times faster learners than humans. They need to be quick learners because they are prey animals, and they are very intuitive.
6 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Researchers in the field of equine studies have shown that horses can recognize human emotions. Just like dogs, horses will provide comfort and act more playful if they see you being sad or troubled.
7 STAYING FIT
If you love the outdoors, horses are great for exploring nature. Breathing fresh air and getting the right amount of sun does wonders for the body and mind. Having a horse as your companion during outdoor adventures like horse riding and hiking is a great way to keep fit and healthy.
8 COPING WITH ILLNESS
Having a horse as a pet or just being around one can provide physical and mental benefits to people suffering from different illnesses or conditions. People struggling with Alzheimer’s find it therapeutic to be around horses. Equine therapy helps them find calmness, and it eases the frustration that comes from living with Alzheimer’s. Research from Ohio State University finds that therapy helps lift patients’ mood and reduces negative behavior.
It might seem hard to believe, but horses are easy to look after. Yes, it’s a big commitment, but providing food and shelter is very straight forward. Several ranches around the country allow you to visit, ride, and pet horses for a minimum fee. You don’t have to spend too much if you are not ready to own one at the moment.
10 LONG HISTORY
Throughout mythology and ancient tales, horses have played massive roles. They inspired countless stories of both gentleness, power, and triumph. Horses have a long history of coexisting with humans for centuries. From Kings to Queens and villages to kingdoms, horses have been companions and instrumental in shaping the most critical eras of human civilization.
We hope these top 10 reasons why horses make the best pets have provided you a better understanding of how much of impact horses can make in your life. In life, our journeys is filled with nature and wildlife. It’s our passion and privilege of being this forward for everyone to experience.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill
Q: How to take beautiful black and white horse photography?
A: All animals get a very good sense of our energy, so if we are not comfortable or are scared around them, they will pick up on this and react the same way. Treat the horse as you would a close friend – be friendly, make it comfortable around your camera equipment before you start to take photographs.
Q: Where can I buy black and white fine art online?
A: Our wide collection of black and white wildlife images come in a variety of sizes for your home or office. You can speak with our art consultant to learn more about choosing the right photo print.
Q: Where can I buy art in NYC?
A: Our head office is in the heart of New York City. All of our fine art photos are printed with the highest quality of the paper and certified by the artist.
Q: What to buy someone who loves horses?
A: Our equine photography display inspirational and emotional moments in nature making it the perfect gift for lovers of horses.
Q: How many breeds of horses are there in the world?
A: There are 350+ breeds of horses around the world. The lifespan of the horse is about 25 – 30 years with the average adult weight being 840 – 2,200 lbs.