The story behind this amazing black and white horse photo.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Early Evening.
Every time I go to France, I go with an expectation of achieving at least one good black and white horse photo. I have been traveling for so many years, and I know the land, light, also the patterns, etc.
The question in my mind this time was, “how do I achieve something different?” I didn’t want to depend on a horse doing something different with its body or expressions, like kicking or biting for example. Instead, I tried to use my experience to come up with a solution.
I took out a piece of paper and made so many notes. I also made rough sketches. Being organized made me feel so much in control. The more I added to my list, the more I felt in control as a result. Consequently, I started taking this list very seriously.
After shooting for a couple of days, I was very unhappy with the results. How could that be, my lists were so perfect. I had every move also spelled out. But the black and white horse photo I was after was horrible.
At home, we have so many traditions. For example, my boys and I always say to each other, “have fun” at school and work. It’s a thing we say to each other every day and also every night.
After the black and white horse photoshoot
After my shoot that night, I called home. Meanwhile, the first question my son asked me was, “Dad, are you having fun?”
Most importantly, that snapped everything into place as a result. Therefore, the next day, the only thing I focused on was to enjoy myself. Not only did I achieve everything on my list, but I came back feeling happy with my results.
When my shoot ended that night, I called home after that. The first question my son asked me was, “Dad, are you having fun?”
Above all, that snapped everything into place. The next day, the only thing I focused on was to enjoy myself. Not only did I achieve everything on my list, but I came back feeling happy with the results of this black and white horse photo.
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Which is your favorite black and white horse photo?
This horse was so powerful when he ran I could clearly see he was the alpha male.
The sun was descending over the horizon as I came upon some wild horses grazing on saltwater grass.
Two things could have happened; I could have ended up in the ER or ended up with an image like this one.
A short film on the location where we took the black and white horse photo.
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