This is a post for Members.
Dressage is a stylish and accurate discipline which deserves our attention as photographers. However it also presents challenges which put off a lot of photographers who can’t get the timing of their shots right or spend time trying to photograph movements which are hard or impossible to shoot in a way which flatters the horse and rider.
In this post we will discuss how to photograph dressage effectively and what you need to do it effectively.
We will look at the priority list for choosing your position from which to photograph dressage, as well as which movements we want in order of importance. This is based, not only on experience from shooting dressage events, but also from market research where I actually asked riders of all levels what they wanted photographs of.
We will look at how to set your camera up to best capture the correct moment in each movement or gait.
We will study the timing required to photograph particular dressage movements and the missed timings which should not be published!