There are a variety of different artistic edits that I can do with the horse photographs I capture at events or private sessions. More complex artistic endeavours require a considerable amount of digital painting to create the final image that I see in my mind, but I also do standard Photoshop editing such as black and white conversions, background replacement and removal of distracting background items or halters, leads and bridles.
I thought I’d share the before and after examples of a black and white conversion with the removal of background elements (fence post, fencing wire, trees) that enhance the original image and puts all the focus on the horse.
A few other examples of artistic edits on horse portrait photographs.
Signature Colour Explosion artistic photography by Michelle Wrighton