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Sep 26, 2011 09:32 |  #4546

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Class of 0000 - LOVE IT. LOL. Hmm, portrait with a Camel. Not sure anyone else here has shot that one yet!

The damn thing wouldnt stand still. Everytime I move the flash, he moved his head...




  
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Sep 26, 2011 10:01 |  #4547

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I have new respect for those of you who shoot senior shots with horses and pets. My niece wanted those plus another. Think of this a senior photo from the class of 0000 (she is in the cast of a passion play and wanted some taken in costume) Pretty much straight out of the camera.

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Sep 26, 2011 10:34 |  #4549

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The damn thing wouldnt stand still. Everytime I move the flash, he moved his head...

Would have been awesome if the darn camel would have licked her on her cheek:lol:


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Sep 26, 2011 10:46 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #4550

OK

Here is the trick for horses and pets in general.

You still have to pose the client right, so always try to get them at a 45 with the camera axis...never pose them straight on, point your OCF on thier face and nose area--short lighting if possible.

Treat the pet as a prop. Get your client posed and tell them to look at the camera and that you will get the pets attention. next the fun begins.

Kiss sound, click sound, anything to get the dam pet to look at you. Something that will make the pet look curious. Best methods.

TREATS. especially for horses. Bring carrots. They love the darn things. Their ears perk right up and you now have the pets attention...click away....works every time:cool:

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Sep 26, 2011 10:51 |  #4551

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Would have been awesome if the darn camel would have licked her on her cheek:lol:

From what I understand he is a nipper. She was reluctant to get any closer to him.




  
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Sep 26, 2011 11:01 |  #4552

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From what I understand he is a nipper. She was reluctant to get any closer to him.

I hear those camels spit as well:eek:


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Sep 26, 2011 11:53 |  #4553

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I hear those camels spit as well:eek:

Not that would have been a shot!!!


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OK

Here is the trick for horses and pets in general.

You still have to pose the client right, so always try to get them at a 45 with the camera axis...never pose them straight on, point your OCF on thier face and nose area--short lighting if possible.

Treat the pet as a prop. Get your client posed and tell them to look at the camera and that you will get the pets attention. next the fun begins.

Kiss sound, click sound, anything to get the dam pet to look at you. Something that will make the pet look curious. Best methods.

TREATS. especially for horses. Bring carrots. They love the darn things. Their ears perk right up and you now have the pets attention...click away....works every time:cool:


But you always want to have both ears forward. One thing that works most of the time is a garbage sack full of soda cans. As you say, get the client posed. Then have your assistant shake the cans. The noise will get the horses ears up. When the horse moves both ears forward, fire!

Another thing that works is a metal tape measure. Reel it out just out of the picture and when your subject is ready have your assistant shake the tape measure on the ground.

Another: a broom. Have your assistant tap the broom on the ground in front of horse.

I've rarely had luck with treats. Except one other thing that will occasionally work is a can of grain. Most horses recognize that sound from getting fed. Often just shaking a coffee can with some grain in it will work.

The main thing is that you need to know the horse. With some very little spooking will get the horse alert. Too much will have the horse on top of your client!:(:rolleyes: This is particularly true of "Hot bloods", thoroughbreds, etc.

Others, particularly "cold bloods", quarter horses, etc, will require a lot to get ears up.


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Sep 26, 2011 13:24 |  #4555

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But you always want to have both ears forward. One thing that works most of the time is a garbage sack full of soda cans. As you say, get the client posed. Then have your assistant shake the cans. The noise will get the horses ears up. When the horse moves both ears forward, fire!

Another thing that works is a metal tape measure. Reel it out just out of the picture and when your subject is ready have your assistant shake the tape measure on the ground.

Another: a broom. Have your assistant tap the broom on the ground in front of horse.

I've rarely had luck with treats. Except one other thing that will occasionally work is a can of grain. Most horses recognize that sound from getting fed. Often just shaking a coffee can with some grain in it will work.

The main thing is that you need to know the horse. With some very little spooking will get the horse alert. Too much will have the horse on top of your client!:(:rolleyes: This is particularly true of "Hot bloods", thoroughbreds, etc.

Others, particularly "cold bloods", quarter horses, etc, will require a lot to get ears up.

The horse in my recent shot was really resistant to having both ears forward. Unfortunately the best shots I got of the subject and the posed horse, he was flicking his ears around so I didnt end up with too many usable shots.




  
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Sep 26, 2011 13:59 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4556

Horses can be a real PIA. Plus you have to be very careful. I always ask and warn about my flash. Dont want to spook a horse and have it injure a client and then have a parent sue me. Use your head with horses. Gonz, i feel your pain in those situations. Happened to me a few times.:o


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Sep 26, 2011 14:31 |  #4557

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Would have been awesome if the darn camel would have licked her on her cheek:lol:

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Does this do anything for anybody ?

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Sep 26, 2011 14:51 as a reply to  @ jb_browneyes's post |  #4559

^^^^^^ I really like it!


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Sep 26, 2011 19:11 |  #4560

Horses can definitely be difficult, it took forever to get this guys attention and then she was a little scared of him...

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