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The snow is sparkling… by Michigan Professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams

The snow is sparkling like a million tiny suns. ~Lama Willa Miller

Our days have been brutally cold, but they’ve come to us bearing some incredible sunsets – which is rather unusual for the lower part of Michigan in the winter. On rare days like this, I sometimes muster up enough fortitude to venture out into the elements for a few moments, armed with a camera, so that I might capture a bit of the beauty that would otherwise go unwitnessed.

Such was the case the evening this was shot. There was an amazing sunset happening just behind a horse pasture, lending an amazing orange-ish red glow to this handsome little chestnut gelding. As the sun spilled out from behind the trees and illuminated his form, I waited for him to pick his head up and look at me. With all of the warm light in the frame, you wouldn’t guess that we had temperatures in the single digits. Being chronically allergic to snow and cold temperatures, I make a habit of not going out into the weather as often as I can get away with it – but capturing magical moments like this does make it worth the pain.

A Winter's Sun

A chestnut horse is lit by the warm light of the sun on a chilly winter’s day in Michigan, by south east Michigan professional horse photographer, Laura Adams, of Laura Adams Photographic Art. ©All rights reserved. http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2016.

This image is available as a gallery wrapped canvas or a matted and framed fine art print on my web site BY CLICKING HERE, just navigate to my equine fine art gallery, where you’ll find a wide variety of framing options to match an decor. This makes a stunning statement piece of wall art.

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.

 

 


Be Fearless by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your #soul on fire. ~Jennifer Lee

 

Don’t be afraid to kick up your heels and make 2016 the most amazing year of your life!

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A beautiful gray horse canters through a forested pasture during a Michigan snow storm, as captured by professional equine photographer, Laura Adams. You can view more of her work by clicking here.

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.
 

When Someone is Going Through a Storm by Michigan Equine and Horse Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art

When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words. ~Thema Davis

We’ve been fortunate enough this year to have had only one real snow storm here in southern Michigan so far this winter (if you are one of the few who love that kind of weather – sorry – I can’t stand the stuff!), and I made it a point to go out in it and shoot. As much as I hate the cold and snow, I will admit that it IS beautiful while it’s falling, and there is nothing quite so pretty as horses, covered in snow, with snow flakes tangling in manes and tails as they drop from the sky. It can be downright magical. So, I force myself to go out in it, often using the beasts in my own pasture as my models and muses. Every equine in my own barn is sooo over being photographed that my biggest challenge is keeping them out of my face and far enough away that I can actually photograph them appropriately (well, that and getting to get the shots I want, while staying warm, and doing it all in as little time as possible…)

Happy new year to all of you, and may 2016 hold magical moments!

 

Weathering the Storm by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art.jpg

A pony weathers a winter snow storm in southern Michigan. By Michigan equine and horse photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art.

 

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.

Muzzle by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams

Where is your happy place?  Mine is always somewhere around horses: in the barn, kissing a velvety soft muzzle, having one of my four legged friends sniff me down for treats, the smell of hay and carrot breath…

 

I took this image a few years ago, and it’s available as a fine art print in my on-line gallery HERE..  It’s one of my favorite views, and I know there are tons of other horse-crazy people out there that will understand where I’m coming from.  Yeah, I’m in love with this nose.  I’m also in love with every other nose that I come across.

 

They are totally, utterly, and completely addictive, aren’t they?

 

Equine fine art photograph featuring the muzzle of a horse with delicate details, by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of the Ann Arbor and metro Detroit areas of Michigan.

Equine fine art photograph featuring the muzzle of a horse with delicate details, by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of the Ann Arbor and metro Detroit areas of Michigan.

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.  (You may use the FB share feature below, OR pin this on Pinterest using the button below!)

 


Another Reflector Example by Michigan Professional Photographer Laura Adams

So a few days ago we discussed using reflectors and other lighting equipment around horses (see the post by going here: http://bit.ly/1iJ2ZUZ ).  In the mean time, I came across another shot that is a good example of how interested horses are in lighting equipment.  This Andalusian mare also really wanted to touch the reflector and check it out in great detail.  The reflector in this shot is big enough to light a horse, so just because it’s bigger doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be more frightened of it!

 

Another example of how to using lighting tools and modifiers when working with horses, by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art in south east Michigan, serving Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, Detroit, Manchester, Saline, Chelsea, Jackson, Lansing, Howell, Brooklyn, Tecumseh and Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, and Lenawee counties in Michigan.

Another example of how to using lighting tools and modifiers when working with horses, by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art in south east Michigan, serving Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, Detroit, Manchester, Saline, Chelsea, Jackson, Lansing, Howell, Brooklyn, Tecumseh and Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, and Lenawee counties in Michigan.

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.  (You may use the FB share button OR pin this on Pinterest using the button below!)


Champ | By Michigan Professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams

It was a brisk fall evening and the sun was just getting ready to go down,  We’d planned our shoot to take advantage of the warm sunset light and soft color palette of this marshy area, and I brought my studio lighting along so we could *really* capture the unusual color of this gelding while taking advantage of the beauty of the environment we were in.

 

One of the joys of being an equine photographer and working with horses is that I am lucky enough to have access to a pretty vast clientele that own everything from backyard companions, trail horses, and pleasure horses to competitive equine athletes.  Champ is a nicely gaited trail and pleasure horse, with a color we don’t get to see every day, and combined with the background we were working with, I just fell in love with this image of him.

 

This is but a small example of some of the images I capture during my equine sessions, and is a fantastic example of an image that deserves to be printed L-A-R-G-E on museum-quality canvas and be a predominant piece of art on a highly visible wall or over a fireplace.  There are usually so many shots of this caliber to choose from that it’s often hard to pick which one to invest in – of course, my answer is always ALL of them!

 

Go out and hug your horses today, and may everyone be enjoying the beautiful weather we’re having now that our horribly long winter is over with!

Champ, a gorgeous gaited horse with an unusual color, taken by Michigan professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of south east Michigan.

Champ, a gorgeous gaited horse with an unusual color, taken by Michigan professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of south east Michigan.

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.


Photography? Art? BOTH! Working the Rail by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams

Photographing horses is a passion of mine. It is the place where time stands still and I can completely focus on my task at hand. When I’m doing that, and in my zone, I see things differently through my lens than the outside world does with their eyes. It can be a magical place, and I’m guilty of always seeing the beauty in these animals and being quite distracted by it, capturing what I see through my lens and translating that into images that are memorable. I take lots of images that are standard for equine photographers: head shots, conformation shots, at-liberty shots, and under-saddle shots, but…I have a really hard time sticking to just the “business” shots when I see something gorgeous happening in front of me.

I was shooting all of the standard shots for a horse coming up for adoption with my friends at NewVocations.org, but when this mare went under saddle and worked the long side of their arena, where the sun was starting to set behind her, giving us this amazing rim light, and she hit the right side of the frame in my camera – I had to get that shot. This is one of my new favorites, because for me, it captured the beauty and essence of the moments when this lovely mare was working with her rider to achieve a common goal. She is going to make a lovely pleasure horse for some lucky person, and I’ll always remember her for this shot.

 

"Working the Rail" is a fine art print by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art, showing a retired Standardbred race horse working the long side of an arena under saddle at sunset.

“Working the Rail” is a fine art print by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art, showing a retired Standardbred race horse working the long side of an arena under saddle at sunset.

 

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.  (You may use the FB share feature OR pin this on Pinterest using the button below!