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Frenches Farm Fun ride 25th April 2021

Frenches Farm Fun ride 25th April 2021

The photos from the 2021 Frenches Farm fun ride in aid of the HIOW air ambulance are now available to purchase from   https://katiemortimore.pic-time.com/-frenchesfarmfunride25thapril2021   Any issues accessing the photos please contact me

Here come the girls…

Here come the girls…

It's International Women's day!There is an International Women's day for the same reason there is an International Men's day. To celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Yes the day also challenges us to work towards women's...

Behind The Magic – The importance of correct colour

Behind The Magic – The importance of correct colour

Every time you upload a photo to social media you are presented with the option to apply a filter. Each filter does something different but almost all in some way affect the appearance of colour. Filters can be fantastic as they allow you to maintain a consistency to...

It’s all about the horse, your stunning equine supermodel

It’s all about the horse, your stunning equine supermodel

We all think our horses are supermodels and worthy of the pages of CountryLife magazine, and I want to create images that could be taken right from the centre spread! I love taking photos of people and their horses but I also love, and perhaps that little bit more...

Behind the Magic – Equine Session Workflow

Behind the Magic – Equine Session Workflow

I've previously gone into some detail of my editing workflow but what about the whole session? Let me take you on a whirlwind tour of how an equine session goes! Before the Session • Send client welcome guide - This answers all the questions a client should have, and...

Learn how to use OCF for black background portraits like a pro

Learn how to use OCF for black background portraits like a pro

If you are a photographer browsing my site you may well be interested in how I work and how I create my stunning studio lit black background images.Well good news you can now find out exactly how by subscribing to my first online training course to teach you exactly...

Commercial Photography – What type suits which businesses?

Commercial Photography – What type suits which businesses?

Every business has a product, it may be a physical object or alternatively a service, and to make that product successful in the current digital age imagery is essential. Although it is possible to take an image with a phone, it is rarely a well lit balanced photo...

A session for all seasons

A session for all seasons

The automatic choice for many, when choosing which season to have their session is late Spring or Summer when their horses will 'look their best'. This isn't always the right decision though and it is important to consider the differences in the seasons and what major...

Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

For almost all equestrian brides there is the magic dream that you can have your own horse at your wedding. It is possible but a lot of consideration should go into whether or not it will be practical and very importantly safe, for you, your horse and your guests. I...

Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Light is vital for taking photographs. If we had our own way as photographers, we would only utilise venues and times of the day when the light is ideal, but more often than not we don't have perfect light, and instead we need to deal with what we have. Sometimes you...

Badminton Horse Trials Photos

Badminton Horse Trials Photos

All photos from Badminton Horse Trials including the four star, Mitsubishi Motors Cup and the prize giving of the BYEH are now edited and available for purchase online. Commercial sponsors and media outlets can download instantly after purchase (download link will be...

Badminton – Preparing for the Pilgrimage

Badminton – Preparing for the Pilgrimage

I’m sitting in my living room pondering the enormous task that still befalls me, to be ready to leave for Badminton on Tuesday morning, and I'm hoping beyond hope that today’s rain is the last to fall and Monday’s forecast is incorrect. My camera equipment is nearly...

Vision to Reality – Side Saddle Elegance

Vision to Reality – Side Saddle Elegance

I often get ideas for various projects, but don't always that often get to create them in to a lasting reality. A few weeks ago with the help of the team at Harroway stables I was able to bring one of my ideas to life. I have always loved the elegance of side saddle,...

Behind the Magic – Inspiration & Influences

Behind the Magic – Inspiration & Influences

Every creative person whether an artist, author, photographer or otherwise has sources of inspiration. Those sources could be anything and I really do mean anything. Personally I have a collection of sources that I regularly utilise in different ways. Now I will start...

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