Maybe some fill light overhead and to the left of the lens... but I realize flash plus animals can end poorly.jebrady03 said:
I like it. I think it works because it appears more candid them some of the other post pictures. Although technically, it may not be as sound, it conveys the mood very well. In the end, that is what matters.hammar said:
We don't always have the luxury of choosing the light, time and place. There are times we have to make do with what is available. In my particular situation, the time and place was a given. I would normally look for nice diffused light if available but in this case I settled for what you see to avoid cluttered and distracting backgrounds. I wanted a background I could throw out of focus for these closeups and that determined the direction in which I had to shoot.The Bad Duck said:Rename the shot, it should be called horse and girl
The horse is main subject to me, it looks sooo satisfied with life. The girl is a suppoting subject. The story may be a bit carelessly told since the horse is darker than the girl and also not in focus, but in terms of expression the horse is telling a great story. As for the examplephotos from harv, They do not work for me. The horse is not connecting. The girl is ok in the first shot but is facing the harsh light in the secind so she has to close her eyes.
My advice to Hammar, use a larget dof . Its a two subject portrait and both should be sharp in this case. Advice to harv, start with finding good light and then try to get expressions from your subjects. And if I stepped on toes now, I did not mean to insult anyone. Keep on shooting horse-hunan portraits. And merry christmas
I agree! Every other image in this post looks posed and not in the least bit natural - despite the attempt by using natural settings. The original image appears as a serendipitous capture of a moment we were all lucky enough to witness. For that reason, I find it to be superior to every other image in this thread - even if it's not technically "flawless" by others' definition. I think it's pretty close to perfect myself.BoneDoc said:I like it. I think it works because it appears more candid them some of the other post pictures. Although technically, it may not be as sound, it conveys the mood very well. In the end, that is what matters.hammar said:
If I may make a slight suggestion, if she kisses the horse closer to the front of the mouth, then there will be less shadow on her face, and you can see her lips better.