Chiarascuro – Black Background Horse Portraits - Three Red Ponies

Chiarascuro – Black Background Horse Portraits

One of my favourite techniques in traditional oil paintings is chiarascuro, a classic technique developed by da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt who used high contrast shadows and light to create drama in their paintings.

I don’t have the time (or the patience) required to create photo realistic oil paintings any more, but I am really enjoying playing with this technique again with my studio lighting equipment.

Black background studio horse photograph
Black background studio fine art horse photography
Black background studio horse photography
Black background studio horse photography
Wilson on black background studio horse photography

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Three Red Ponies – Michelle Wrighton Photography

PRESS RELEASE 8 August 2019 I’d like to announce some exciting changes for my business, the big one being the new name and brand for my horse photography – Three Red Ponies. The change has come about for several reasons. I’m a fairly private person and have never liked using my own name – the only reason it is my ASIC registered business name is

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Horse and Dog Photography Model Database

Horse and Dog Photography Model Database

While I am technically still on holidays (the first since 2007 that I have officially booked into my calendar in advance), I have had the chance to finalise one of the major projects that I have been working on for a very long time.have been working on for a very long time. One of the services I offer is commercial photography for equine, rural and

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horse good photo example

The best photos for your Horse or Pet Portrait Painting

One of the most important things for any artist is to have good quality reference photos to work from – the quality of the finished painting depends on it! While I can create a painting of ‘a’ horse or ‘a’ dog from an average photo – to create a painting of YOUR special horse or dog, I need to be able to clearly see the

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Chestnut Horse studio light photography behind the scenes

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

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Dramatic Studio Lighting | Horse and Dog Photography

I have always been a natural light photographer, I’ve never liked formal studio photography for people and only ever used artificial lighting for ‘fill flash’ to lift the shadows when natural light was not enough to provide a professional result. My involvement as official photographer for the Lexus Melbourne Cup’s Tour of Boyup Brook in 2018 saw me updating my

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Photography Workshop – Boyup Brook CRC

Photography Workshop – Boyup Brook CRC

In preparation for the ‘What’s Your Angle’ Photography Exhibition that I am honoured to have been asked to judge again this year, I will be doing a photography workshop at the Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre on Thursday 5th September 2019 from 1-3pm. If you are interested in attending, bookings are essential, email boyupbrook@crc.net.au or phone 9765 1169 to register.

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Friesian mare So Special KP at the WA 2019 Keuring

Australian Friesian Horse Society 2019 Keuring – WA

I was invited up to the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon on 3 April to photograph the WA leg of the 2019 Australian Friesian Horse Society and KFPS Keuring Tour. The keuring (judging) event is for the assessment and classification of Friesian horses for the official studbook and is carried out every two years by officials from the Netherlands, Inspector

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showjumping horse Bunbury agricultural show

Equestrian Event Photography Website Update

All equestrian event photos since 2015 (with a list of archived events from 2007-2015) are available again at https://michellewrightonphotography.com.au/ I’ve had a number of computer and website challenges for the past few weeks so to resolve the event photo website as quickly as possible at this busy time of year, I have renewed with zenfolio. This means all your saved

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