A horse galloping freely in the wind, a rare moment of complicity between the rider and his mount, a beautiful light that highlights the lustrous dress of a chestnut… in contact with horses, the photographer's eye perceives many moments to capture. However, behind a successful photograph hides technical data, which must be understood and mastered in order to produce superb images.
Throughout the pages of this book, fruit of the experience of two horse enthusiasts, lovers of equestrian photography will find:
-Simple and effective technical advice for, among other things, taking pictures in poor light conditions, using the flash at the right time, understanding ISO, reading a histogram, knowing the rules of composition and the right settings when faced with a subject moving ;
-practical scenarios, adapted to the world of horses, whether it is to photograph a horse in the box, to capture an action in competition, to immortalize artists in equestrian spectacle or to take beautiful photographs of hiking ;
-tricks, clear and accessible, which make it possible to solve all the difficulties which one can meet while photographing horses;
-many photographs which show classic errors, so that we can avoid them.
Complete, technical, while remaining easy at first, this book takes stock of the fundamentals of digital photography and their application to allow everyone to successfully capture the snapshots that horses offer us every day.
Thierry Ségard, professional photographer, and Claude Lux, journalist and author, both specialized in the world of horses, have combined their skills on several occasions to write and illustrate numerous works on horses and riding.
In this beautiful practical work, they share with enthusiasm their experiences and their know-how, acquired in contact with horses for several decades.
Authors Thierry SEGARD and Claude LUX