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Nov 14, 2016 19:21 |  #1

With this handsome dude?
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Nov 14, 2016 20:27 |  #2

Really like how they are positioned to each other and how they are framed by the foliage.
The horse's mane causes it to blend in to the background. Almost looks as if they were blended together.


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Nov 15, 2016 10:14 as a reply to  @ T3 Heavy Shop's post |  #3

Thanks, you are right, a bit of kicker light camera left would have helped. this is sooc, other than cropping and adjustments, editing done in LR.


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Nov 16, 2016 05:50 |  #4

OMG what a stunning horse, a Fresian? Me being the horse lover that I am, I would prefer to see the just the horse lol. Is this the owner? I don't know much about equine portraiture but the ones I've seen of Andalusian stallions with their female owners all had some kind of interaction. For example, the stallion bends his graceful neck towards her while she lovingly looks at him. Here, the horse appears disinterested and the woman eyes the camera... "Look at my gorgeous horse I'm so rich". Lol, just kidding. But some more interaction would be nice with such a subject, maybe you have a different one.


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Nov 16, 2016 09:37 |  #5

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OMG what a stunning horse, a Fresian? Me being the horse lover that I am, I would prefer to see the just the horse lol. Is this the owner? I don't know much about equine portraiture but the ones I've seen of Andalusian stallions with their female owners all had some kind of interaction. For example, the stallion bends his graceful neck towards her while she lovingly looks at him. Here, the horse appears disinterested and the woman eyes the camera... "Look at my gorgeous horse I'm so rich". Lol, just kidding. But some more interaction would be nice with such a subject, maybe you have a different one.

I, too, like to see a connection between the horse and owner. I prefer the owner to be touching the horse. Here's a pic of one of my granddaughters and her horse that I took for one of her senior pics, just to show an example. I wish I could have had his ears pointing forward, but he kept switching them back and forth and my timing was off, but I still like the shot.


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Nov 16, 2016 12:24 |  #6

I have to add another thing, if this portrait is to promote the qualities of a stud stallion (which I am obviously not sure if this is the case here) it is very important to show the character of the stud. Stallions are notoriously difficult to work with, aloof, and sometimes even dangerous. With that in mind, breeding mare owners have choices, so not only is it important to show off the physical beauty of the potential sire, but even more critical that he has admirable character traits such as intelligence, good temperament, and the ability to bond and connect with a human on a deep level.

Having looked at many, many stallion pages (it's my dream to own such a magnificent creature), the portrait with the woman owner is often put forward as the key photograph, that shows the stallion open up and allows us a glimpse into who he really is, even if all we do is admire him and the bond with his owner.

From that perspective, this doesn't do that.


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Nov 16, 2016 19:17 |  #7

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OMG what a stunning horse, a Fresian? Me being the horse lover that I am, I would prefer to see the just the horse lol. Is this the owner? I don't know much about equine portraiture but the ones I've seen of Andalusian stallions with their female owners all had some kind of interaction. For example, the stallion bends his graceful neck towards her while she lovingly looks at him. Here, the horse appears disinterested and the woman eyes the camera... "Look at my gorgeous horse I'm so rich". Lol, just kidding. But some more interaction would be nice with such a subject, maybe you have a different one.


Yes, this is a Fresian Gelding. No, this isn't the owner, we were doing a cosplay shoot, so she dressed up in her renfest garb.

Like one of these two?


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Nov 16, 2016 19:18 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #8

With the ears like this?

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Nov 16, 2016 19:29 |  #9

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Yes, this is a Fresian Gelding. No, this isn't the owner, we were doing a cosplay shoot, so she dressed up in her renfest garb.

Like one of these two?


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Yes! Much better vibe from these!


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Nov 16, 2016 19:31 |  #10

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I have to add another thing, if this portrait is to promote the qualities of a stud stallion (which I am obviously not sure if this is the case here) it is very important to show the character of the stud. Stallions are notoriously difficult to work with, aloof, and sometimes even dangerous. With that in mind, breeding mare owners have choices, so not only is it important to show off the physical beauty of the potential sire, but even more critical that he has admirable character traits such as intelligence, good temperament, and the ability to bond and connect with a human on a deep level.

Having looked at many, many stallion pages (it's my dream to own such a magnificent creature), the portrait with the woman owner is often put forward as the key photograph, that shows the stallion open up and allows us a glimpse into who he really is, even if all we do is admire him and the bond with his owner.

From that perspective, this doesn't do that.


Yes, that is quite right, this picture is not promoting a stallion. This was a portrait of the lady and her dream horse.

Here is one that made the cover of a magazine...


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Nov 16, 2016 19:36 |  #11

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Yes, that is quite right, this picture is not promoting a stallion. This was a portrait of the lady and her dream horse.

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Gag!! Stunning work! ;-)a


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Nov 16, 2016 19:36 as a reply to  @ atsilverstein's post |  #12

Thank You! :-D


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Nov 16, 2016 19:41 |  #13

Here are portraits of just Aslan, the friesian gelding, he is so good to work with..


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Wow! I think I'm in love! ;-)a <3


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Nov 16, 2016 20:10 as a reply to  @ atsilverstein's post |  #15

I know I am, he is wonderful!


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