Equestrian photos

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Hey guys,

I just learned that I will be able to provide my photographic services at a local equestrian show this weekend (hunters & jumpers). I'm pretty excited as I've never worked on spec before and I've never shot this kind of event. Some of my students are into horse jumping and they suggested I call some of the local farms to see if I could go & shoot. I went out last week to meet the owners & organizers of the upcoming event & took some shots of their riding school & then was invited back to shoot some competitors as they went through a lesson. I'm going to use these photos this weekend as a display for my work & hopefully I'll get some sales.

Here are a couple from the other night. Never done this before & think I did ok. Might have to shoot a bit looser in order to get the standards & bars in the frame during the jumps.

Any suggestions from those who have done this sport before would be much appreciated.

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Thanks for looking.

Take care,
Brent
 
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Position yourself so you get both "faces" in the shot as the riders head is generally on the inside of the turn looking towards the next fence. Be prepared for dust too, lots of it.
 
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Hi Brooks,

Thanks for looking & for the tip. I'm going to have to find out which direction the riders will be going around the circuit and then find a suitable position. I was chewing dust the other night ... did not like that.

Take care,
Brent
 
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