Behind the Scenes Horse Studio Photography Session

A behind the scenes look at a recent horse photography session using portable studio flash lighting equipment.

The safety of the horse and handler is always the priority for equine photography sessions and each horse is slowly introduced and de-sensitised to the lighting equipment from a distance prior to starting the session. 

Black background studio photography sessions for horses can be done in large double carports, stable blocks, barns, breezeways, indoor arenas or large hay sheds that have enough empty space for the horse, handler and equipment. 

Low key black background portraits can also be done outdoors, however additional assistants needed to hold the light stands and soft boxes if there is any wind.

You can also see that both horses were on lead ropes for the photographs which were later removed in photoshop.

Chestnut Horse studio light photography behind the scenes
Chestnut horse black background studio lighting photography
The final photograph
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Behind the scenes Phone photo
Black warmblood horse studio lighting photography
Final photograph
Black warmblood horse studio photograph
Warmblood horse studio portrait

I’m currently organising Studio photography group days in various locations around WA, with Perth and Bunbury being first on my calendar.

To register your interest in these sessions, please fill in your details to recieve advance notice and priority bookings as soon as the full details for the Horse Studio photography Group Days are announced.

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