Photography enriches our lives in many ways. From photographs, we have learnt about the people in other parts of the world, scenes from historic events such as the American civil war, the first landing on the moon by human being and even the animal kingdom.
While some photography focuses on humans, some do on animals and wildlife experts would understand the importance of this kind of photography. However, when it comes to capturing animals, especially the ones that are known to have formed close bond with human beings, horse photography would amaze even the god of wars.
As good as this sound, taking horse photos is not a kind of job for everyone. Equine photography is quite different from that of humans because most horses are known to shy away from taking pictures, and your efforts to force them to have one could lead to some kicking that surpasses the famous kung fu kick of Eric Cantona when he was playing the FA for Manchester United some years ago.
In order to shoot a credible, artistic endeavor at a barn, horse show, for commercial shots, or for editorial content, the photographer needs to be well accomplished with the camera equipment. But beyond that, must also be an experienced horse-person.
One can love from afar, but it is necessary to have a thorough affinity in order to truly appreciate the horse with a baseline of respect and knowledge. Only then will one have the ability to photograph him with integrity, realism and with nature's masterpiece still intact.