Florida Photo Caravan 3rd Shoot: Horse & Rider

© Rick Sammon
We're just back from the 3rd shoot of my Florida Photo Caravan: Horse & Rider on the beach.

Once again, we had great light - and a great horse and rider. And of course a great group. Who could ask for more?

– Experiment with slow and fast shutter speeds to blur and freeze the action, respectively.
– Shoot on rapid frame advance so you get a shot with the horse with all the hooves off the ground.
– Don't have the horizon line running through the rider's neck.
– Leave some room in the frame into which the horse can "run."

I enhanced this picture with the Pastel filter in Nik's Color Efex Pro. Then I used the Smooth and Flat filter in Topaz Adjust.

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Shoot me an email for info about my 2013 Florida Photo Caravan and other workshops.

By the way, when we arrived at the beach, we were totally socked in by fog! No worries. We made pictures until it got a bit brighter. Patience pays . . . .

Explore the light,

P.S. Here's an iPhoine "Behind the scenes by Susan" shot. Read about her cool iPhone lenses here.