Roseph Mar 08
I honestly thought that this Was a Horse with a selfiestick until I opened the picture. ????
PGibson Mar 09
Great shot! I love the detail.
prabanjan Mar 15
Nice shot my friend
mugnet Mar 18

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Behind The Lens

This image is apart of a series which focuses on a farrier school within Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
With the focus of this series being on the school and approaching it in a documentary manner, I needed to capture emotions that compliment the story. Emotions and personalities of humans are a lot more easy than our four legged friends here. In the morning, as the horses are being prepared for their horseshoe fitting, they seemed to showcase their personalities.
These images where all captured with natural morning light, mostly due to the fear of spooking the horses and distracting the class from learning.
These images where captured using a Canon 5D Mk iii with a Canon 24-70mm F2.8 lens.
While on an assignment as a student with MSU, I was challenged to document something I had no prior knowledge of and the university has an amazing agriculture science program. The inspiration came from the challenge of not knowing the subject matter and the desire to discover and learn something new, all while attempting to tell a complete story of the farrier school.
In a lot of cases while documenting, I want to keep the story as true as I see it. My post-process is culling in Lightroom to then make minor adjustment to exposure and white balance. Then, for me, is the most important part, cropping the image. A good crop can add to a good story, but a bad crop can take away from a great story.
In my camera bag
The equipment I carry with me is very much dependent on the assignment. Under most situations, which was the case with this assignment, I carry two bodies. The Canon 5D Mk iii and the Mk iv with lenses 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8. I also carried with me, just in case, two Canon Speedlites.
A lot of this project was trial and error that covered a span of four days, but the take away and advice to give would be to watch for rhythms and patterns with your subject and capture them. Do not enter an environment with cameras blazing to interject yourself as the "photographer" into that space. If you do, it is no longer about that environment, subject, or story, but about you. Take your time, even if it is 5-10 minutes, to immerse yourself and blend in.

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