Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Point A to point B

I was talking to a good friend the other day and she was asking for confo shots of one of the horses.  No biggie.  Right now, as she is... not bad, but the horse could look soooo much better.

So this weekend I will bring her up, clean her up and take pics of everything in the process. It's not going to be a professional photo shoot or anything, but the horse should at least look respectable.

I hope to get some pic's of the whole process.  So many times we see the pics of the horse in the sale ads, where they are covered in filth, poor fitting tack- if any, tied to a questionable object, background full of trash and they ask a fortune for the horse.  It makes you wonder, doesn't it? 

If the pic's and the tips in the comment section can help one person change the look of their ad and the price they get for their horse- win, win. They win by getting more $$$$ for the horse and we all win by not having to skim over another ad with pics of a horse covered in yuck standing at the junkyard. 

Are we all up for it?  As a heads up, it is going to be my OTTB mare, she's black/brown in color and has the long and low movement better suited for hunters. 

8 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Looking forward to it .I have some trouble getting good confo shots , mostly because I am often aone takinfg the pics ,but it is worth the effort

Rising Rainbow said...

I hate taking those types of pictures. I know they're necessary but still not my favorite thing. Anything that will help would be appreciated.

Cut-N-Jump said...

If you are on your own, tying the horse to something is pretty much it- because we all know they don't usually just pose for us out in the pasture! Not as long as we are armed with a camera anyways...

cattypex said...

Ha ha, I read a great line in a short story once. Something like "Cats and horses are the only animals with a natural sense of aesthetics." I kind of believe it - both are really good at posing.

But when you get out the camera..... What is it with horse ears going floppity flop flop as soon as you aim the camera at 'em?

I never get good shots, either. Kudos to y'all who do!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I told Meg, now that she has her fabulous new Rebel camera, she is required to do professional-looking confo shots on all of the horses this year.

Last year, MH did some portrait type shots of Meg and her blue roan and they were amazing. I have had hell every time I try to get more copies of them at Wal-Mart. They keep questioning whether they are copyrighted and one gal even refused to give me my prints. I had to get a manager and give him my memory stick that had all of the pics on it, so he could make sure that none of them had copyright emblems on them. Sheez!

Crystal said...

Just seen your new blog here and I like it:) Always want more info on getting godd pics of horses, I always figured it takes at least 3 people so if you can help me by myself that would be awesome.

cattypex said...

I remember an Arab trainer telling me that she would put mare pee on the end of her show whip for showing her stallion in halter...

It must've worked, he always looked gorgeous.

Cut-N-Jump said...

BEC's- gotta love WalMart... Too cool on the pics though.

Crystal- 3 people minimum is a pretty good rule of thumb. One to handle the horse, one to take the pictures and the third person to do whatever it takes to get those ears up! lol I have seen some pretty crazy things used for that too!

Cattypex- mare urine is one thing some people use, especially if the mare is/was in heat. Sure to get a stallions attention, but you never know how other stallions in the class may react and it could be the start of a big problem.