Favourite Poses on a Equine Photo Session
There is always a degree of nervous anticipation when you book a Equine Photo-session about posing in front of the camera - as many of us ( me included) feel a little self conscious in front of the camera. Don't worry, I’ve got you covered! In this blog, I'll guide you through my favourite 5 poses for you and your horse during your outdoor equine photo session. The Cuddle Shot
The cuddle shot is one of the most popular poses for an equine photo session. This pose is all about capturing the bond between you and your horse. To achieve this pose, stand close to your horse's shoulder and wrap your arms around his neck. You can rest your cheek on his neck or look into his eyes for a more intimate shot - just watch out for the head toss!
The Portrait Shot
The portrait shot is a classic pose for any type of photography. This pose is all about capturing the beauty and personality of your horse. To achieve this pose, I'll stand you facing your horse's side and position you at an 45 degree angle Looking either at your horse or in the same direction as your horse. This will create a more dynamic shot. I'll make sure your horse's head is facing towards and their ears are up. This pose is perfect for showing off your horse's unique features, such as his coat colour or markings.
The Walking Shot
The walking shot is a great way to capture your horse in motion. To achieve this pose, I will walk you both away and towards the camera. Make sure you position yourself slightly to the side of your horse, so you can see his face. We will try and get both your feet and their hooves to match each other. This pose is perfect for showing off your horse's movement and grace. If your horse is comfortable with it, you can also try trotting or cantering towards the camera for a more dynamic shot.
The Gate Shot
The gate shot is a classic pose for any equine photo session. To achieve this pose, I'll position your horse at the gate with you both on and off the gate. I'll make sure your horse's head is facing towards you, and his ears are up. This pose is perfect for showing off your horse's conformation and structure. We can also experiment with different angles and distances from the gate to create a more dynamic shot.
The Stable Shot
The stable shot is a great way to capture your horse in his natural environment. To achieve this pose, we'll position your horse in their stall or near their stable. I'll make sure the lighting is good, and there are no distracting elements in the background. This pose is perfect for showing off your horse's personality and daily routine. We will can also experiment with different angles and compositions to create a more interesting shot.
My aim for an outdoor equine photo session is to ensure that it is a relaxed, fun and relaxing experience for you both. By using these and other poses I will capture the bond and connection that you have with your equine partner.
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