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Portrait of Chappie



Chappie is a 'rescued' horse who comes with an impressive pedigree from the Racing world including many big race winners - eg. the Derby. He is a beau...
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Chappie is a 'rescued' horse who comes with an impressive pedigree from the Racing world including many big race winners - eg. the Derby. He is a beautiful young horse.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is Chappie, my son and his wife's rescued ex-race horse. I had a super time meeting him at his stable home and taking lots of pics.
Time
Taken in the early evening.
Lighting
It was a very bright, sunny day - not ideal, but I did my best.
Equipment
I had my Olympus Stylus 1 at the time, but I've since upgraded to an Olympus OM D10
Inspiration
I'd never photographed a horse before, so I swotted up a bit and prepared to go very carefully, but I needn't have worried because he's a lovely, cheeky, character and seemed to like me. He didn't object to me moving around him, taking shots all the time.
Editing
I changed this shot to black and white with a bt of cropping too.
In my camera bag
As little as possible - I have less strength in my hands these days (I will be 80 next year). But indoors, where I do most of my photography, I use a tripod and am building up my collection of lenses and helpful gadgets eg small clamps.
Feedback
That's a tricky one because I'm still learning myself! However, as with any human or domestic animal - especially those you may not know - try to be relaxed yourself, talk to your subject - even when they can't talk back , and put them at their ease.

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