black and white horse pictures

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, early evening. These majestic creatures in this black and white horse picture were tired, and so was I. During this shoot, they were running from right to left of my camera. The water was high and it was also sapping their energy. As a result, I wasn’t feeling the moment either. I had been shooting horses for four years or so. Consequently, Getting the same kind of photograph was no longer satisfying. I asked myself “what can I do to make the next picture better?” My brain was ready to shut down in other words. However, I knew the horses would run one more time. Instinctively, I positioned myself in front of their hooves and also low to the edge of the water. Two things could have happened; firstly, I could have ended up in the Emergency Room or ended up with an image like this one.

I got lucky.

How to create an image like this black and white horse picture – tips and techniques.

Equine photography is no magic trick and everyone can take a decent horse picture. But the key to taking really good photographs is to spend time understanding your subject’s behavior.

TIP 1. 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.

TIP 2. Treat the horse as you would a close friend – be friendly, make it comfortable around your camera equipment before you start to take photographs.

TIP 3. Hold the camera and lens in your hands, press the shutter button a few times to get the horse familiar with the sound. If it looks like it doesn’t like the sound, start from far. Let it get used to the sound and then approach it slowly.

When I started horse photography, I was doing it for fun and pleasure. I traveled to the south of France CamargueBeaufort, and also to Wyoming 5 to 8 times a year to take photographs like the black and white horse picture above. I spent more time understanding the horse’s behavior. The more I learned about the horse, the better my photographs got as a result. Combine these tips with a bit of patience also, 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. In conclusion, once the horse lets you into its world, magic happens.

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A short film of wild horses from Camargue, France.

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Our black and white horse picture in a dining room.

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