In this book, Barbara Bower (Lorain, OH) teaches beginning and professional photographers how to embrace the art and technique of horse photography. Readers will learn how to prepare a horse and their owner for a portrait session and will also discover how to analyze the portrait location--whether it's a barn, field, or show grounds--to determine the most effective subject placement. When working on location, and particularly outdoors, lighting can be a challenge. Bower provides tips for finding and capturing exquisite light--or modifying existing light for better results--to bring out the beauty and detail in the horse's every feature. She also teaches readers how to interact with horses safely and effectively and to use prompts that win their attention and evoke beautiful physical expression.
Barbara Bower is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Photography, and she has studied with of the finest artists and photographers in the field. She holds the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America as well as the designation Certified Professional Photographer. In addition, she holds the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence Degree from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. Barbara has received numerous First, Second, and Third Place Awards in WPPI print competitions and had the highest scoring wedding print at a WPPI Award of Excellence Competition - a score of 99! She received the highest-scoring portrait at a Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers (SONOPP) Annual Print Competition and received the SONOPP Service Award Medallion for outstanding service to the association. Barbara's work has been published in several photographic books and magazines, and she coauthored the book Infrared Wedding Photography, published by Amherst Media.