Two Girls, Two Horses: barefoot and bareback

horse photo tips Four views of two girls and two horses – aren’t they gorgeous?

 

Let’s review the portrait and photo tip features that Tackshots has posted so far: Headshots and Side-views and American Saddlebred Portraits.  The first showed examples of traditional equine photography displaying a rider’s pride in her beloved thoroughbred; the second was a sentimental memory-book of a cherished member of the family.  Now it’s time for something different: a young woman and her niece – two women and two horses – riding barefoot and bareback in sundresses – a dreamily romantic sunny morning!  What could be more fun?

What did I tell you about back light? Diffuse light from the shade reveals a young beauty while the direct morning sun is kind to both horse and rider.

 

Because of the early morning sunshine and the background greenery, we were able to alternate beautifully backlit shots with direct and oblique sun angles.  The backlit scenes are tender and touching – checkout the gorgeous close-up portraits of the ladies – but the front light shots show the remarkable colors and muscles of the horses.  Which do like better?  Which better conveys the romance?

Here, the aunt’s beauty stands up to the intense exposure of direct sunshine. Wow!

 

When I was describing the this set, I called it romantic.  Look at the following group and you’ll see why:

Horses mean so much to so many girls and women. There’s skill and discipline, nurturing and caring, love – and fun!

 

I forgot to mention: there’s also a man in our lady’s life.  Good thing he likes horses!

 

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