What happens when a portrait photographer is asked to photograph a horse

Oct 9, 2017

Phillip Haumesser

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What happens when a portrait photographer is asked to photograph a horse

Oct 9, 2017

Phillip Haumesser

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As a photographer, I’m asked to do some strange things sometimes, and I’m always up for the challenge!

I started getting into photography 3 years ago when my wife told me she wanted some good photos of our kids as they were growing up. She got me a Samsung NX500 camera and I fall in love with photography, teaching myself everything I know from watching YouTube videos.

I’ve done weddings, engagements, maternity, newborns, seniors, family’s, kids, products, businesses, and fashion. Most of what I do includes portraits.

I’m always pushing myself to try new things and I love to be challenged. I’ve found that experience is the best way to learn. So when someone asks me to do something I’ve never done before, I jump right in!

I came to this session thinking I was going to be taking photos of my client riding a horse. But it turns out, she just wanted photos of her horse.

I normally only take photos of people, but this got me excited! I had to think of the style and look on the spot. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. You can’t really ask a horse to pose.

The session went really great and we ended up with some amazing photos!

So here are the results from the session!

About the Author

Phillip Haumesser is a self taught photographer based in a rural area of Missouri. He began teaching himself photography when his wife told him she wanted better photos of the kids. He has now ventured out to photograph weddings, engagements, newborns, maternity, family and seniors, but Phillip’s passion is still taking photos of his kids. You can find out more about Phillip on his website, and follow his work on Facebook and Instagram. This article was also published here and shared with permission.

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9 responses to “What happens when a portrait photographer is asked to photograph a horse”

  1. Jon Ceballos Plus Avatar
    Jon Ceballos Plus

    Well done

  2. Olivier Béaslas Avatar
    Olivier Béaslas

    This proves the point: let’s stop putting people in boxes. You can have special expertise in a field or another, but if you are skilled, you will manage in many other situations!
    I heard that: oh you take dog photos, but can you take photos of people?

  3. Marcus Weinhold Avatar
    Marcus Weinhold

    Okay, now let’s have a horse photographer shoot and direct people.

  4. Naptunian Avatar
    Naptunian

    Great images!

  5. Scott Waltrip Avatar
    Scott Waltrip

    I dabbled on both recently a girl and her horse…. I normally don’t photo horses

  6. Ellie OReilly Avatar
    Ellie OReilly

    Horses is my thing- Smile!

  7. Judy Haran Avatar
    Judy Haran

    Much better than most Quarter Horse shots.

  8. Ryan Hartford Avatar
    Ryan Hartford

    Okay now let’s see the horse take photos of the portrait photographer.

  9. Carlos Guerra Avatar
    Carlos Guerra

    If someone is CALLED photographer then should photograph ALL, not only people or flowers ?