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6th November 2023
*UPDATED* Melton Hunt Club Ride Preview 2023

This is the annual Melton Hunt Club Ride preview 2023. The Melton Hunt Club Ride 2023 is hosted by the Belvoir Hunt at Long Clawson. The course starts in a southerly direction, just West of Canal Lane. After a brief loop the course continues North towards Hose Thorns, where the course cross Canal Lane before […]

26th May 2023
Horse photography: 11 tips from a professional equine photographer

Tips on how to take better photographs of horses.

19th September 2022
How to photograph Dressage

This article focuses on how to photograph dressage and which movements photograph best when photographing dressage.

24th June 2022
What to do if someone steals your images

Some tips on what to do if you find your images have been stolen and used by someone else.

26th May 2022
How to upgrade M.2 SSD without reinstalling Windows

Many computer systems nowadays come with SSD (Solid State Disk) drives for the operating system to ensure quick start up times and fast read/write times for the operating system and applications. The only problem with this superfast technology - particularly the small on-motherboard M.2 drives - is that it is relatively expensive compared to larger […]

7th April 2022
Lightroom tricks for changing filenames in bulk

Using metadata fields to create relevant filenames for good SEO with minimum effort

12th March 2022
What are the best lenses for horse photography?

MEMBERS - an equine photography masterclass article about choosing the right lens for the right situation.

22nd July 2021
How to photograph showing

Photographing showing classes is not everyone's cup of tea but the discipline accounts for a large number of horses bred around the World.
Read this guide for tips of shooting ridden showing classes on the flat and over working hunter classes, in-hand classes and driven classes too.

19th April 2021
Which Camera and lens should I buy for equestrian photography

In this course I will try to simplify the process of purchasing a camera for equestrian photography by discussing the differences between cameras and the features which different situations and disciplines require.

3rd March 2021
5 great minutes with: Bubby Upton

The next in my series of lockdown mini-interviews is with Newmarket-based Bubby Upton. Please introduce yourself So, my name is Bubby Upton (real name Isabelle) and I’m 22 years old (March 2021). I live at my family home just outside Newmarket, where I have lived my whole life and that’s where my first riding memories […]

7th February 2021
Five minutes with: Simon Grieve

Please introduce yourself Looking at me, you wouldn't believe that I, Simon Grieve, have a couple of interesting similarities to Mark Todd, as he is super tall and I am certainly not. However we were both born in Cambridge (although me in the UK), and we both have the same Birthday, 1st March but I wont […]

19th September 2019
How to upgrade an SSD drive and not lose your operating system

Many computer systems nowadays come with SSD (Solid State Disk) drives for the operating system to ensure quick start up times and fast read/write times for the operating system and applications. The only problem with this superfast technology - particularly the small on-motherboard M.2 drives - is that it is relatively expensive compared to larger […]

12th July 2019
Piggy French's surprise wedding to Thomas March

In May I was phoned by Thomas March, Piggy French's long term partner, who asked me if I was free to photograph a party which was being held to celebrate Piggy's win at Badminton Horse Trials a couple of weeks previously. I said I was and the date was duly secured. Nearer the time, Tom […]

14th March 2019
Equestrian Photography Workflow 2: importing & editing in Lightroom

In the first blog in this workflow series I described how I use Photo Mechanic to ingest images from my camera cards, adding appropriate metadata at the same time to ensure that when the images go online they will be easily found by search engines. You need to be logged in to view the rest […]

2nd August 2018
The Best Camera settings for horse photography

This article about camera settings for horse photography is by Nico Morgan. Nico is one of the UK's top equestrian photographers. He has worked with top riders from show jumping, eventing and showing as well as working on the official photography teams at events such as Royal Windsor Horse Show, Dublin Horse Show, The Horse […]

2nd March 2018
Equestrian Photography Workflow 1: Metadata for SEO

Before we start, I wanted to let you know about something exciting. For some time I have been mentoring photographers and doing one-to-one teaching sessions. Now you can benefit in the same way by learning online. I have started putting my three decades of experience into a series of courses. Some extensive, some very short. […]

17th September 2015
5 ways NOT to photograph horses

5 ways NOT to photograph horses is one of those posts which I will never publicise. Why? Because people will have strong opinions about images of horses, some will take it as personal (it isn't) and I don't want to hang myself out to dry. I do, however, value your opinion and would be grateful […]

29th August 2012
11 "rules" of equestrian photography

Several times recently I have found myself referring to "the golden rules of equestrian photography". Quite rightly, I was asked what they all were! These rules I was referring to are not written down anywhere, instead they are learned through discussion with riders, owners and other photographers; photographers with many more years of experience than […]

19th October 2010
How to take pictures of Horses: 11 tips from a professional

Tips for how to take pictures of horses from a leading professional, including camera settings, timing, leg positions, different gaits and focusing skills.

About Nico

I am an equine photographer, website designer and hosting provider living in Lincolnshire.

I work with clients who are sole traders and others which are FTSE companies. They are equally important to me.

If you need commercial photographyeditorial photography, event photography, lifestyle, equestrian or wedding photography, then I can help you, with over 30 years experience in these areas.

I also teach photography. I mentor photographers with a range of experience, from beginners to working professionals and run an equine photography course which gives members access to articles about the business of equestrian photography.

I have a varied set of skills, having worked for well known web design, SEO and analytics companies in parallel to my photography.

I design, host and maintain websites for clients as varied as farms, interior designers and equestrian centres, as well as for bloggers and sportspeople, including many riders.

I am the Public Relations Officer for the Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association, a role which utilises my PR and social media skills to promote horse racing both online and in the National press.

If you think that I could be the right person to help you, whatever your project, then please get in touch and we can discuss what you need and the ways in which I can help.

You can find out more about me here.

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