CURRENT INFLUENCES ON THE EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS SECTOR
HORSE SHOW PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE FACING A CRISIS By: Shawn McMillen (USA)
Was there a show photographer at your last event? Was there someone at every ring taking photos of you and your horse? If you’re an eventer, did you get cross-country, show jumping and dressage photos?
If you’re one of the few and the lucky, you can answer yes to these questions. However I suspect you’re part of the majority, who is asking, “Where did the show photographer go?” . . . . . more
10 REASONS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS CHARGE WHAT THEY DO
Professional photographers are in business, and as a business, need to . . . (more)
VALUE YOUR WORK By: Scott Trees (USA)
The business of photography has changed. The advent of digital cameras with their affordability and ease of use have allowed the photographer to come out in just about anyone. Certainly there are more people calling themselves "photographer" than at any time I have seen in my four decades as a working professional photographer. . . . (more)
IS THE PROFESSIONAL HORSE SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER AN ENDANGERED SPECIES? By: Liz Goldsmith
It seems like the easy access to high quality digital cameras, FaceBook and what you could call the iTunes mentality are conspiring to make the professional horse show photographer a thing of the past. It used to be that when you went to a horse show or event, a few days later you’d receive an envelope full of photographic proofs. I can remember eagerly awaiting those envelopes and sending off my check for prints. No one else ever took pictures of me and I appreciated those pictures.
It’s different today . . . (more)
AS ONE USA PHOTOGRAPHER SUMMARISED IT . . .
WHERE ONE USA PHOTOGRAPHER SEES IT HEADING . . .
PHOTOGRAPHERS IN HORSE PICTURES RIGHTS ROW by Chris Cheesman
governing body for British horse trials has been forced onto the back foot after
urging event organisers to ban unofficial photographers taking pictures they
plan to sell.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE ARABIAN HORSE - Thoughts on 'Retouching' in the Digital Age by Emma Maxwell
Arabian horse photography occupies its own niche in the world of horse photography. The Arabian is a breed that attracts artistic people, often one might add, with all their attendant personality disorders; and we like to think of Arabian photography as far more interesting and artistic than other horse photography. However, this conclusion strays rather wide of the mark because the majority of photos are taken for commercial purposes. The marketing of most Arabians is based exclusively on their appearance and thus for most advertisers a PR straightjacket is applied to all published photos to ensure that every image on display is shaped as close to our ideal as possible . . . . (more)
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