The Black And White Project on Google+ featured a challenge this week titled “Tools of the Trade.”
While I was working on the next issue of USHJA In Stride magazine on Friday, editing and writing articles, managing freelancers and attending conference calls, I took a short break to set up this shot.
As an equestrian journalist, I could have included so many more tools: my computer, iPhone, copies of the magazines, programs, prize lists and other materials my work is published in, or even the mints I use to get horses’ ears forward for photos.
But, really, the story can be told much more simply with a camera, a set of spurs and my name tag. These three items I decided to photograph quickly and cleanly tell the story of my vocation and avocation.
Ooh, I’d love to have the new a7 kit! I’m still using the Sony a35 and a58. I love them but………
I have really enjoyed the Sony cameras. I have been a Nikon user for decades, but now the Sonys may take over. I wish I had tried them sooner like you did!
It was quality for low price that first led me to Sony. They’ve been the leaders in sensor technology and picture quality for a while but most people who venture into photography are instantly drawn to Canon and Nikon. I just couldn’t afford them but loved the quality and feel of the Sony 🙂 The new a7 series are outstanding but, again they’ve jumped up beyond my budget! Lots of saving to do 😉
I like the tip about the mints, I usually have a packet in my bag will remember them if I get close to any horses for shooting (with a camera of course!!!)
Some people also use an iPhone app that has a horse neighing to get the ears forward. I’ve not tried that yet!