Chiarascuro – Black Background Horse Portraits

One of my favourite techniques in traditional oil paintings is chiarascuro, a classic technique developed by da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt who used high contrast shadows and light to create drama in their paintings.

I don’t have the time (or the patience) required to create photo realistic oil paintings any more, but I am really enjoying playing with this technique again with my studio lighting equipment.

Black background studio horse photograph
Black background studio fine art horse photography
Black background studio horse photography
Studio horse photography on black background
Black background studio horse photography
Wilson on black background studio horse photography
showjumping horse Bunbury agricultural show

Equestrian Event Photography Website Update

All equestrian event photos since 2015 (with a list of archived events from 2007-2015) are available again at https://michellewrightonphotography.com.au/ I’ve had a number of computer and website challenges for the past few weeks so to resolve the event photo website as quickly as possible at this busy time of year,

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Bay thoroughbred horse and sunset photograph

Best Time of Day for Horse Photography

Time of day is important for photographs The word Photography is derived from Greek words and literally means ‘drawing with light’. Without light, a photograph can’t be created at all, but the quality of the light is also vital to the quality of the finished photograph.  This is particularly important

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