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Horse Photography: Tips for Taking an Amazing Photo of Your Best Friend

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Texans don’t need a special reason to coordinate a photo shoot for their best friend – their horse. Professional-looking pictures of Texas horses fill the internet, making those who don’t have a horse swoon, and those who do (and perhaps already have portraits) plan for the next perfect shot. As with any animal, there are some tips for taking an amazing photo that some might overlook. Here is a quick refresher if you’re planning an upcoming portrait session with your one-of-a-kind equine friend.

1. Location, Location, Location

Horse Photography: Tips for Taking an Amazing Photo of Your Best Friend

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Find a location that is well-lit and clean in which to take your horse’s picture. Natural lighting is preferable, and the best time of day for this is the early morning or into the evening. You want to avoid using flash photography, if at all possible, and watch for shadows where they’re not especially desired. There also needs to be as little distraction as possible so that your horse can focus. Do this, and you’ll definitely get an amazing photo.

2. Prepare for Grooming

Horse Photography: Tips for Taking an Amazing Photo of Your Best Friend

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Ensure that you’ve packed the appropriate amount of brushes and prepare for grooming. If you want your best friend to look as good in their picture as you try to look in yours, an intense grooming session will do the trick, helping your horse to shine. Consider bathing them one day prior to the photography session, if possible.

3. Clean Tack is Key

Horse Photography: Tips for Taking an Amazing Photo of Your Best Friend

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Integral to an amazing photo, your tack should be very clean and fit well. Horse photography can only do so much in terms of editing final images. It can’t make something look cleaner or fit better than it already does.

4. Have a Handler to Assist

Horse Photography: Tips for Taking an Amazing Photo of Your Best Friend
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