Good pictures of horses are important whether you are selling a horse, advertising your stallion or wanting a good picture of your favorite equine partner for the family album. You do not need to be an expert photographer to take good pictures—-just follow a few basic procedures for successful horse photography.
The digital camera is the most versatile tool that the amateur photographer can have. You can take many, many pictures and can choose only the best to print or publish. No need to pay for rolls and rolls of film to be developed. A “point and shoot” digital is sufficient to take the traditional confirmation shot with the horse parallel to the camera. Do not fill the frame with the horse as the nose side and tail side may be slightly distorted, if you do. Better to back up for the shot and crop later—either with scissors or photo software on your computer.