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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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 the studio equipment, softboxes and

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showjumping bay horse

How To Take The Best Photos That Will Sell Your Horse

As hard as it is, you may find that like many other horse owners, at some point you are faced with the need to sell or re-home your horse and will need to go through the agony of finding the most suitable home. When it comes time to start writing your ad, you want to include all the important information that buyers normally ask as

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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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Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Boyup Brook Photographer

2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour – Boyup Brook

A thrilling opportunity for our country town to be a part of this experience! Our little town is busy preparing to bring Flemington Raceway to south west WA and our whole town will halt on 24th August to welcome the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour as one of 37 destinations visited around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Korea and

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Three ways to create Black Background Horse Portrait Photography

I’ve had a few inquiries recently about the set-up required for the black background equine portraiture that I create, so I thought I would write a post to describe the various options and process involved with each. There are three ways that these black backgrounds are made: completely in photoshop, with artificial light or with a combination of natural light,

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Tessa chestnut arab horse

Why I chose the Canon 5D Mark IV for Equine Photography

Some photographers get all bent out of shape about which is better, Nikon or Canon, I’ve had both, they are excellent brands but for me personally, the Canon line feels better in my hand and I find it more intuitive to use than Nikon. I also now have a decent investment in Canon glass that I am very happy with,

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Two horses photograph canvas print in lounge room

Stunning Wall Art Display Ideas for Horse Lovers

It can be a daunting task to try and work out the best options and ways to display artwork for your home, especially when the mass produced generic prints you find in every home decor store follow similar styles and themes. You may even see the same print or something similar in a friend or family member’s home! Your home

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Three Red Ponies Announcement

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

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Limited edition Fine Art Print Black and white abstract horse photograph by Michelle Wrighton Three Red Ponies

The Quintessential Heart Horse

Quintessence Series – Limited Edition Horse Fine Art Prints There’s a saying you may have heard, the one that goes ‘Every Rider has that One Special Horse, That One Horse Who Changes Everything About Them’. My beautiful princess pony Tessa, (red pony #2 and the only mare in Three Red Ponies), is that ‘one special horse’ for me. Tessa came

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