Thursday, December 18, 2008
Why would you take pictures of your horse for a sale ad when they're caked in mud and look like fuzzy bears? Being dirt poor is no excuse for your horse to be filthy for pictures. All this tales is elbow grease, for all the lazy bastards out there. You wouldn't show up at a job interview wearing sweats and a stained T-shirt. same thing with horses. If you're asking $5,000 for a horse, make it look like they're worth it. Mr. Bay Stallion up top happens to be $6,000. This isn't the worst I've seen, but it'll serve as an example. This horse would look so much more appealing (1) if the photo was taken at a proper angle and (2) if he was nice and clean and there was a decent background. It seems trivial, but it says a lot.
Now, horse #2, we have a lovely Andalusian gelding . Notice the spotless arena and his squeaky-clean coat. You don't have to have amazing camera skills to take a decent picture. It doesn't have to be an action shot. A decent conformation shot would suffice. Riding shots are great for horses that are trained to ride. Se how much of a difference it makes? I'd pay $7500 for this horse if I had that kind of moola. Like I said, taking good sale pictures make all the difference in the world. No excuse for yucky pictures. Kthnx.