Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Animal & Pet Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 13, 2004, 6:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
discodudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,420
Default TONS of pictures (on links to webshots) please look! THANKS

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...18113463gemnSd

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...11066564HEPrbe

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...93273095eEpCeM

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...01475217auZuPc

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...01475577sGtjSj

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...11066952ZdjUxC

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...17799401neKtuV

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...18113304LBDtkU


http://community.webshots.com/photo/...13549617FRdwMu

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...13549993fFcFCI

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...14975594yOllUS

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...93990645BPhTky

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...07278166EQJQHN


http://community.webshots.com/photo/...05803851eqnQOx <<<this one is just SCARY.. caught mid-sneeze



ops: Sorry. I am a noob and I don't know how to attatch anything to this like ya'll did... but yea I have lots of pics and you don't have to look at all of them.. but please help give me some tips on maing more interesting pictures... (Keep in mind I am only 15 w/ limited driving and camera use, and its also winter so there is no green grass to be seen... and horses are a lot harder to photograph than you would think!!!)
discodudette is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 13, 2004, 7:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
cowboy43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 923
Default

Photos 1 and 2 I like. Nice Photgraphs, Notice I said Photographs not Snapshots there is a big difference, Ok now you need to work with fill flash and those mirror eyes you are getting. If you can get your Flash away from the camera with a cord this will help. if you can't, Get a different off line angle to the Horse. Have them looking somewhere else than at you!!! I can only asume you used some sort of Editting program, on the last pic of the horse sneezing the Eyes do not look at all natural. When you shoot horses especially close ups you have got to get the eyes RIGHT people are drawn to them!!! So if you are Editting those eyes take the time to get them Perfect. Hardware (Head stall, Halter, and such) should only be included in the picture of the horse only if it is high quality gear and accents the over all photograph, loose it if it is Nylon only shoot leather. I like your Angles But you need to work on Focus it has to be sharp, DOF play with this, and I think you are trying to get to close, Back off a bit .I hope this helps a little and keep shooting a lot of good Folks here allways ready to help. Let us no what type of gear you are using.
cowboy43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2004, 7:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,652
Default

There are probably lots of sites with good information for you, but here's a starting point for pet photography:

http://www.nyip.com/tips/topic_pets1199.html

Type "pet photography" into Google and you should find plenty to read.

In the meantime, you don't have to go farther than your own back yard to find a zillion things to photograph. There are entire worlds in a patch of grass. Not much in the snow, but spring is coming.

Keep taking photos and keep showing them to us. We learn from our own mistakes, but we also learn from those of others. I just learned a thing or two from Dale's response to you. (Thanks, Dale.)
bcoultry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2004, 12:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
discodudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,420
Default

actually I only cropped and colour edited those pictures. The one where you said the eye looked fake was actually my friend and I messing around with the camera while my horse kept doing this funny funny face.
My gear: well my camera is a coolpix2100 but I usually use my moms camera because mine runs out of batteries quickly and my moms camera is a canonG1 or something like that.
We have a canon flash memory card or soemthing and on the other camera i use just one that I bought at Ritz camera its a 64 i think.

I will try to back off a little bit, but I just find close-ups so much more intersting to my eye personally becauey ou can see so much that you never even knew that was there.

It's hard for me to get my horses in their nice tack or no tack at all because my barn isnt very big and I cant get any "natual" looking photos unless I leaev their property which isn't fenced in and I don't exactly show western pleasure (barrel race) so having nice tack isn't one of my main priorities.

thanks for all the tips (oh yea its hard to get my horse to look away from me because once I started parelli natural hrosemanship all he wants to do is be with me! he follows me with his eyes.. but i will get a friend to dangle some keys and get his eyes off of me... he is handsome you must admit!!)


I will search google too! thanks for all the help! Im a very big noob to this but I will learn!
discodudette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2004, 1:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,652
Default

Quote:
I will try to back off a little bit, but I just find close-ups so much more intersting to my eye personally becauey ou can see so much that you never even knew that was there
I love close-ups too, but after cutting off body parts in awkward places way too often (still do), I try to remember the advice of the experts, which is to frame the shot, then back off a step or two, refocus, and shoot. You're still close, and if it turns out there's too much background, you can crop it, but if you amputate things, nothing will save the photo.
bcoultry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2004, 1:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
cowboy43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 923
Default

Good Idea of having a assistant And I know one is not allways available I actually use my Border Collie to help. I will have her behind me and comand her Left or Right jumping out and it works (as long as the horse dosen't spook) .Sounds like your horse is pretty well disiplined to stand (Parelli method) so simply loop a none slip not rope arround his neck (for control) and shoot away at a nice head shot. Keeping them shaved (Muzzle, Ears) Is a nice touch. I say no to the bridal path if the mane is long and flowing. On a side note: how is your horse breed I had to take a second look at his head because I sold a colt a few years ago (he would be 3 now) that has the exact same markings on his head.
cowboy43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2004, 10:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
discodudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,420
Default

I doubt that horse is yours!!! I just bought him 6 months ago and he is 18 years old!!!!

That picture of yours is really good! I do the bridal path on him just for usefulness but maybe i will leti t grow out. it will have to go thruogh its ugly mohawk stage.\

Oh i jst realized you are talking about he star and snip horse. I dont own her but I lease her. her name is Zips Sunday Girl. I think she is coming up on 7 or 8 years old now... Quarter horse.


Anyways.. thanks for all the tips and I will keep working!!! I'm trying to go to bed early tonight so that I can get some sleep for a fun show tomorrow! It will be raelly cold out! It's -18 out!! my best firend is going to take ssome pictues!! (another aspiring photographer!!! we made a digital camera club hehe!)
discodudette is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:01 PM.