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Posts in the Category: Technique and Training

5th January 2024
The best websites for photographers

The best websites for photographers fall into two camps. Portfolio sites designed to show off your best work, and e-commerce platforms which for selling it.

13th October 2023
Where can I practise my Equine Photography and what can I publish afterwards?

One of the most confusing areas of etiquette for aspiring equine photographers is knowing how to legitimately gain access to an event to practise your equine photography without getting a bad name for invading someone's turf. This does not apply to most areas of equine photography, which take place on private land. You can arrange […]

14th September 2023
7 Ways to make money from equine photography

Some people are happy for their photography to just be a hobby, but many need to make it pay. Here are some ways you can turn your equestrian photography into a profitable business.

26th May 2023
How to photograph horses: 11 tips from a professional equine photographer

Tips on how to take better photographs of horses.

8th April 2023
1st Class Equine Photography Training

Some of the areas we covered during the free training days laid on by 1st Class Images in March.

22nd November 2022
How to photograph cross country fences

For any aspiring equine photographer, knowing how to photograph cross country fences to get the most from them and flatter rider and horse is essential.

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 […]

18th May 2022
How to get noticed for your equine photography

MEMBERS - Advice on how to take your equine photography to the next level

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.

23rd January 2022
Why you should not give away your images (anywhere)

MEMBERS - Giving away images is the worst thing you can do for your business and for the photography professional as a whole.

3rd January 2022
Badminton Horse Trials Photography

This article is free to members. Photographing any big international event brings with it specific challenges. Covering large three-day and four-day horse trials is no exception. Although the title of this article is Badminton Horse Trials Photos. some of the challenges are photography related, others most definitely aren't! You need to be logged in to […]

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.

22nd April 2021
Photographing Horses Indoors

Photographing horses indoors is one of the most challenging of all the equestrian photography disciplines. Light levels are varied, but usually poor, meaning there is an inevitable trade off between shutter speeds and high ISO - and therefore noise - levels.

19th April 2021
Use Adobe Lightroom presets to export social media images

Regular posting to social media platforms can become a headache. Each platform wants images of different sizes and we also don't want our images to be taken an used elsewhere, so we need to set up watermarks too.

Adobe Lightroom presets allow us to export images in several different ways at the same time. This mini-course will show you how to set up presets

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.

19th April 2021
Image Management and Backup for photographers

A short intermediate level mini-course outlining a workflow for image file management, import, naming, storage and backup.

1st March 2021
Add a Splide slider using the Oxygen Builder

How to create a lightweight carousel or logo slider using the Oxygen Builder.

10th May 2020
Using Lightroom Presets to optimise your image sizes for social media

Adobe Lightroom is a very powerful piece of software with a myriad settings which can be changed. Luckily having made lots of changes, we can save these settings as a preset. Presets can then be selected at a later date, meaning all the previously saved editing settings will be remembered and applied to the image […]

14th October 2019
Adding home theatre sound to your PC or Mac

Caveat: I am not an audiophile. My AV receiver and speaker set-up did not cost five-figure sums (quite the opposite). BUT, if you want to know how to achieve proper surround sounds. The need for better sound from my PC Some time now, my desktop PC has been connected to a pair of those Bose […]

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 […]

29th March 2019
How does equestrian event photography differ from editorial photography?

Equestrian event photography and equestrian editorial photography are different styles of photography for different purposes. This article looks at the difference in the style of event photos to editorial photos when photographing horses. You need to be logged in to view the rest of the content. Please Log In. Not a Member? Join Us

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 […]

13th March 2019
Adding multiple images using WordPress Gutenberg

For some time now it is been frustrating me that, as a photographer, when I want to add multiple images to a blog post using the new WordPress Gutenberg interface I have to do each image one at a time. In fact, it annoys me so much, that I started to post multiple images as […]

15th November 2018
How to secure your WordPress website (and improve your SEO in the process)

What is HTTPS? HTTPS is a URL (web address) system similar to the standard HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) scheme. However, HTTPS signals the browser to use an added encryption layer of SSL to protect the traffic. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web […]

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. […]

1st September 2017
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 - Thursday

Burghley Horse Trials 2017 - The first part of the dressage phase of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Thursday 31st August. Willa Newton sets early pace with Chance RemarkTim Price and Xavier Faer move ahead in second sessionPaul Tapner then moves ahead with Bonza King of RougesMichael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW set challenging […]

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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