What to Expect...
Your photo shoot will last approximately one hour, depending on location. Prior to your session we have a discussion about what you would most like to see in your resulting photos, and a little bit about the personality of your critters so I can capture who they are to the best of my ability.
Depending on the type of shoot set up, we may need to acclimate your horse (or dogs, cats, guinea pigs) to the studio lights being close to them. Don't worry, we've never had one that didn't adjust.
You can choose to put your horse in a bridle or halter, or if temperament and space allows, free standing without anything on the head. We can do all of the above as well.
In the case of shooting horses, a few things can help ensure your photos will come out looking spectacular.
When will you get your photos?
Typically I try to get you a "taste" of your photo shoot within a few days. Editing the full shoot can take upwards of three weeks, but is typically done within 14 days.
When finished, your photos will be made available on my ordering site, located here:
Other frequently asked questions
- Do you sell CDs with your images?
At this time I do not sell CD's with all of your images. I do, however, send you all of the edited images from your shoot in digital format. They are lower resolution images that are suitable for sharing online, on websites, and via email. I do not sell full resolution images or sell "full rights" to images.
- Can I print the photos from my shoot?
The digital images will print in small format, but for larger prints you will need to order from my site. This is to ensure quality control, and to help offset the costs of maintaining my website. I've set my print costs very low to allow you to buy prints affordably, but come from a very high-quality lab that ensures your prints will last for generations.
- How do you take the pictures with the black background?
Despite looking like I have a black backdrop, I do not :) The "low-key" effect is a combination of external lighting with modifiers, and a specific exposure from the camera. The short answer is "skill, patience and experience!"
- Can I let a sponsor use the images for advertising?
It depends. Please have sponsors contact me for pricing on commercial use of the photos from your shoot.
- What type of camera do you use?
I shoot with Canon gear