Lots of great photos in this thread! I'm interested in expanding my part time photo business into horse photography. There are many horse owners in my area and my friends in the horse culture tell me that a photographer might find a good market for his or her services here. I recently picked up a book on horse photography that is old, but very helpful. It's "Photographing Horses and other livestock" by Darol Dickinson. Apparently, doing good horse photography is pretty complex, which appeals to me.
Anyway, I'd like to know if any of you are doing horse photography as a business? And if so, do you have any tips to pass along? I have no idea at this point about what to charge and how to package my services to appeal to horse owners.
Here's a portrait I did last month. This was inside an arena which was open on one side, providing nice soft light. I used a Sigma 50 at 1.4 on my 5D3. BTW, Darol Dickinson is a big proponent of using long lenses for horse photos in order to properly show the proportions of the horse. He likes 135 and 200 mm lenses. I was rather surprised at that.
I guess I'll need a different business name and logo for the horses. LOL