Author: Lesli Groves
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This easy-to-understand guide shows how to overcome technical limitations and learn to see horses in a new light, fine-tuning observation skills, and discovering how to take best advantage of photo opportunities. Groves shows how to take portraits of people and horses together, and includes tips for taking cameras on the trail and adjusting shutter speed for such action events as jumping, reining, and barrel racing.
Author: Carol J. Walker
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
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 honour 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. This book 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. Carol Walker has travelled the world photographing animals for almost 30 years, and since 2000 has concentrated on horses, including the object of her greatest passion, America's wild horses. Carol's stunning images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well as showcase the beauty of horses at liberty. She teaches equine photography workshops for amateurs, and her commercial work includes fine art, magazine covers, and calendars. Her first book, "Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses" is in its second printing and has won numerous awards for the quality of images and evocative writing. This book will be the reference of choice for any photographer aspiring to do justice to that most appealing of animals, the horse.
Author: Shelley Paulson
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
Take an inspiring look at horses through the lens of equine photographer Shelley Paulson. As you turn the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, you will experience the light and love that surrounds the special relationships we have with these majestic animals. You will also admire images that document the strength and unparalleled beauty of the horse throughout the four seasons, in action and at rest, with their humans, and on the ranch. Paulson also provides a stunning collection of portraits that show horses still living wild and free, untouched by human hands. As you view Paulson’s storytelling, evocative photographs, you will read numerous stories that provide insight into the horses’ histories, characteristics, and unique personalities. Combining superb images, equestrian facts, and personal stories, this book provides readers young and old with a memorable and intimate look at a cherished part of American—and indeed, worldwide—culture
In this book, Barbara Bower (Lorain, OH) teaches beginning and professional photographers how to embrace the art and technique of horse photography. Readers will learn how to prepare a horse and their owner for a portrait session and will also discover how to analyze the portrait location--whether it's a barn, field, or show grounds--to determine the most effective subject placement. When working on location, and particularly outdoors, lighting can be a challenge. Bower provides tips for finding and capturing exquisite light--or modifying existing light for better results--to bring out the beauty and detail in the horse's every feature. She also teaches readers how to interact with horses safely and effectively and to use prompts that win their attention and evoke beautiful physical expression.
Horse: A Portrait
Author: Christiana Slawik
Award-winning photographer Christiane Slawik takes you on a worldwide tour to view her portraits of the most magnificent horses on the planet. The full-color, large format wall calendar features daily grids with ample room for jotting appointments, birthdays and reminders. Also includes four bonus months of September through December 2014; moon phases; U.S. and international holidays.
Written in a clear style, the author explains the basic equipment needed to photograph horses and reveals tricks of the trade to get the horse into the correct stance for the best results.
Author: Jessie Haas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
"Horse Crazy!" is a jam-packed treasure chest of a book that will keep horse-obsessed kids ages eight and up busy for hours on end. It offers practical information about horses, from anatomy and history to the details of training, grooming, and showing. It also has lots of great ideas for horse-related projects, such as writing horse stories and drawing or photographing horses. There are books to read, movies to see, unusual ways to have fun with a horse, tips on how to choose a horse camp, information on horse-loving careers, and much more.
Author: Keith Carter
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This volume collects 75 duotone images of horses and riders, most of them never before published. Accompanying the pictures is a statement by the photographer, which describes the genesis of this project and reflects on what it is about houses that draws him to them as photographic subjects.
Author: Robert Vavra, Ullmann, H. F.
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
Robert Vavra is the world's most renowned photographer of horses. His life is closely interwoven with love of these noble creatures, and that passion is visibly expressed in each of his images. A retrospective of this 50 year career, this spectacular volume pays homage to his great love. In addition to his most famous photographs, Vavra's Vision includes a wealth of previously unpublished imagery that will evoke a sense of awe in any lover of animals or photography.
People never tire of viewing photos of animals, and the market for pet portraiture is hot. If you love animals and photography, pet portraiture is the perfect marriage of your passions. Whether you are interested in starting your own pet photography business or are an enthusiast who wants to take better pictures of your pets, this book is for you. Taking pictures of animals requires a skill set different from that used in other forms of photography, and in this book, author Nicole Begley (Wexford, PA) introduces you to the tips and tricks you need to succeed. You’ll learn how to prepare for your sessions (in-studio and outdoors) coax picture-worthy behaviors from pets (they don’t take direction quite as well as human subjects!), create lighting that shows the animal’s eyes and coat to best effect, incorporate people in pet portraits, and create a variety of looks to boost your sales.
"Fine art photography of horses as well as essays by the photographer, which discuss the qualities attributed to horses by individuals and cultures worldwide, such as wisdom, spirituality, healing, and mystery"--
Author: Arthur Frank, Joe Drape
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
One hundred and sixty-eight photographs display the life of a thoroughbred from a foal to the race track.
Expressive portraits convey the power and elemental majest of horses in ways we've never seen before, protraying these complex beings in their infinite subtleties of mood.
You and Your Horse
Author: Simone Weimken
Publisher: David & Charles
Provides general information on how to understand and train horses, and includes tips on how to become a better rider.
Author: Gabriele Boiselle
Publisher: Feierabend Verlag
Highlighted by more than 300 large-format photographs, various breeds of horses are portrayed in eleven chapters: Arabians and Andalusians, Basuto ponies, Criollos, Friesians, Haflingers, Maremmanos, Icelandic horses, Marwaris, Western horses, and cold-bloods. Each portrait includes a riveting travelogue, as well, that describes the experiences and adventures of the author during her research expeditions in the heat of Africa or the wide prairies of Argentina, in the jarring cold of Iceland or in the deep snow of an Alpine village. Picture for picture, the work of the renowned photographer and author Gabriele Boiselle tells horse stories of fascinating vividness.