How to Photograph Horses

Video Tutorial with Kirstie Marie Photography


Does your client want to include their horse in an upcoming session? It is time to get a game plan and arrive with confidence.


As a leading equine photographer, Kirstie Marie Photography offers her tips on photographing horses for the photographer who has little-to-no prior experience working with horses.  First and foremost, this course will teach you how to keep the session safe and limit your liability while working with a large and unpredictable animal. Learn the most flattering angles for a horse, how lens distortion affects the images, and where to place the horse’s head, neck, ears, and feet to create portraits your clients love.


Did you know that there’s a place that you should never stand when interacting with a horse? (And no… it isn’t behind them)
Did you know that a handler usually stands on a specific side of the horse?
Do you know how to easily get a horse’s ears up & forward?
Do you know how to make sure that horse is balanced?
Do you know technical terms for working with horses?
Do you know what to bring to a shoot with a horse?
Do you know where a horse is at their most comfortable?
Do you know what lens to use when photographing a session with a horse?


This course is perfect for senior, family, fashion, wedding or portrait photographers whose client may want to include a horse in their session.
What's Included?

• over 30 minutes of detailed instruction
• complete equipment & gear resource list & showcase
• safety practices & liability issues (live showcase with the horse)
• how to photograph horse & subject together
• live shooting & posing instruction
• culling a horse session
• lens distortion issues with lens choice during a horse session

BONUS: 36 Horse & Model posing cue cards


All materials are Copyrighted by Kirstie Marie and may not be sold, redistributed or given away. Please be sure to keep a backup copy of your files. We are sure, as an artist, you understand the great time, effort, and dedication it takes to produce a great work. Please respect our hard work and intellectual property.

Due to the nature of this product, refunds are not available.

Mileage Restriction

You may NOT purchase this guide if you live within 150 miles of The Woodlands, TX.