Project 5 Proposal

Tentative Series Name: Equestrian

State Idea: For this series I want to focus on all the aspects of equestrians. 

How will you execute the idea? I plan to photograph things that make an equestrian an equestrian. For example, I would photograph horses since they are a major part of being an equestrian. I plan on using natural light for the majority of the photos. 

Why is this topic important to you? What do you want other people to understand? What do you hope this series will accomplish? This topic is important to me because I feel as though this sport is often overlooked by many. I also believe many people do not know what it means to be an equestrian and I want to provide that info through my series. 

Any special conditions, equipment, or techniques needed? The images should not need any special conditions, equipment, or techniques.

Output Method and Size: I plan on keeping my prints at an 8.5 x 11 size. I am thinking about putting the images I take into the form of a calendar since I want to try something different for this project. 

Research for Project 3

Self Portraiture

For this category I want to shoot in a way that shows more vulnerability to myself. In this category I want to show more depth and emotion to my person because I believe that is the point of this category.

Environmental Portraiture

For this category I want to shoot either my mother or my sister with their horses. Horseback riding is very important to them and me, the barn is a place that holds meaning to them. I would end up shooting at the barn since that place holds significance to the both of them.

Formal/Simple Portraiture

For this category I want to shoot with most likely a light or dark background since formal portraits have a neutral background. I will most likely end up using my sister as a subject and will probably have her pose sitting or standing in a way that makes the photo look professional. The main goal for me for this category is to make the photo look as professional as possible.

Creative Portraiture

For this category I want to shoot photos involving horses. It would be much different than the environmental category as this one would have more of a sports photography look to it. I want to attempt to shoot the horses and riders in action whether that be cantering on the flat or going over a jump. My goal is to get a good action shot of both the horse and rider.