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    Default timing of photos

    Opinions on timing of photos not riders or horses please and thank you -

    for trotting pictures, would you prefer to see your horse's leg that is closer to the camera forward or leg further from the camera forward?

    I don't have many leg further from the camera forward pictures to choose from..

    example 1

    example 2

    example 3

    example 4


    leg closer to camera forward

    example 1

    example 2

    example 3


    OR does it not really matter to you? TIA



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    I'd want collected trot or piaffe with the hind leg closest to the camera to be forward or in the air. For mediums and extended trot I'd want the forelimb closest to the camera to be forward.
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    Doesn't really matter to me if it's a nice shot overall. I lean more toward leg forward near camera of I had to chose.
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    Example two of the second group
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    for framing purposes I like the first photo of the second group. That angle along with the leg coming forward shows off the horse and rider nicely.



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    I'd never really thought about it, but in trot, I definitely prefer the near-to-camera front leg forward.



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    I'm with Petstorejunkie. It does depend on the movement/trot being photographed. It's interesting to think about though, now that you've brought it to my attention I'm aware of what looks "familiar" and is in books/magazines, but I don't think I've ever thought about it that way before!
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    Leg closer to camera forward



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    Oddly, I never put any thought to it, but since you provided examples, I also prefer leg closest to the camera.



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    depends also on where you are positioned. If you are slightly ahead of the horse, then the leg farthest from the camera should be forward so the chest is visible and open. If you are slightly behind the horse, then the leg closest to the camera should be forward.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
    I'd want collected trot or piaffe with the hind leg closest to the camera to be forward or in the air. For mediums and extended trot I'd want the forelimb closest to the camera to be forward.
    Yes.

    All of the other above comments, too.

    Added to - when photographing someone who is posting the trot, always the seated portion of the trot, regardless of which leg that means is forward.
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    Don't really care about photos, but my preference is for a correctly ridden horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netg View Post
    Yes.

    All of the other above comments, too.

    Added to - when photographing someone who is posting the trot, always the seated portion of the trot, regardless of which leg that means is forward.
    Which if they are following the (largely north American) convention of rising when the outside leg is forward, if the photographer is shooting across the ring, that will result in the sitting portion being when the inside leg is forward.



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    FWIW, many of the auction houses seem to prefer auction photos when outside hind leg is forward. There are some examples here - http://oldenburger-pferde.net/de/auk...eitpferde.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by Equibrit View Post
    Don't really care about photos, but my preference is for a correctly ridden horse.
    You mean we can't critique the riding? The horse moving in the Oldenburger link was lovely.

    OP its good you are getting the photo at the right time - I also think that the closer hind forward is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleFitterVA View Post
    Which if they are following the (largely north American) convention of rising when the outside leg is forward, if the photographer is shooting across the ring, that will result in the sitting portion being when the inside leg is forward.
    Yep, but when the horse and rider are nearer the photographer, or on a diagonal, that may not apply. Just depends...
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