For those of you that live in a hole- or have never been to a horse show or looked at an equine sale catalog, or even a “Barrel Horse News” you may not know who Larry Larson is.
Allow me to tell you: he’s a world renowned photographer of equines, and basically does the sale/stallion/promotion photography for most of the big horse ranches here in South Dakota.
He had a show career, and burnt out. Decided he wanted to stay close to the industry and his friends, so he began photographing horses. His photos are very pretty, if you’ve never seen one, but you can google (Larry Larson Horse in Google Images), and find countless examples.
Every year he does a clinic, and this year, my SIL was nice enough to get me a spot for my Birthday! So I spent Mother’s Day Weekend in Rapid City at a gorgeous facility where “Harley D Zip”, a 16x World Champion horse lives. Harley has earned more points, world championship titles and Incentive Fund money than any other horse in the history of the AQHA.
Larry and I have a very different shooting style but no matter. I still learned plenty about how to best set a horse for the shot, how to help level the top-line and when not to use a 3/4 front or rear shot.
I couldn’t help myself and still had to take some artsy shots, but I thought I’d show a few of the photos from the weekend.