Why photograph horses? Because, in the words of author Carol Walker, they ''fill our hearts,'' and capturing them on film or in digital images expresses that relationship. We want to catch and hold—and show—their spirit, their tremendous joy in living, their unique personalities, and of course, their incomparable beauty. And we want the quality of our images to honor our glorious subjects.
Photographing horses presents a double challenge, the first being the technical aspects—the lenses, the setting, the light and speed, and how all those relate to the subject. The second element is more elusive; it is horse knowledge—the educated ability to see how a horse moves, sense its moods, and understand its psychology as a prey animal.
Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers presents the tools to master both technique and subject matter. More than that, the book will stir your creativity and inspire you to spend more time focusing on these animals you admire.