But It’s only Half a Horse
Sometimes I find that I am drawn to just edit the horse photograph down to a close up of the face or the eyes. I have a moment when I am looking at the horse in the photograph and the area just keeps drawing me back to it again and again as I edit it. When this happens then I try to just go with it and see where it leads me as a fine art horse photographer.
Recently my father-in-law asked why my website had so many photos of Half a Horse?
I love the dancing hooves in the water. I am moved by some of the close up horse photographs of multiple horses with emotional moments caught in their eyes and faces and allowing the photograph to be more intimate and close up really shows this off for the viewer to connect to. I feel it as I edit the horse photographs on a regular basis, I also feel it when I come back to it later and see it with fresh eyes. Mostly I feel that these horse photos really bring an emotional connection with the viewer and I am thrilled that they do as that is what I want to share with them as they see this horse photograph as they come down to the kitchen for coffee or breakfast or even for a quick cup of tea. I play with some filters sometimes to bring the horse photo to life even if it is a face, mane, tail or multiple horses coming together in an emotional moment that catches my eye as I am doing my photoshoot. I find that a large portion of my fine art horse photography collectors really like to see things like this along with the whole horse. I have always been after the emotional connection in the photograph and the viewer that likes to really feel that when they look at the horse time and time again so I really enjoy seeing these particular horse photos come to life as I work with them on the screen of my camera and again on my computer screen during the editing process. I especially love that many of my collectors often comment that it brings them a real excitement to see these horse photographs as they eagerly await another photograph that I release on my website or in person. I love it through the lens just as much.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch. Gift Shop at The Phippen Western Art Museum