2012 looks to be an exciting year. Almost every weekend is spent at a horse show, indoors of course, photographing committed riders and their horses. Indoor arenas lend their own unique challenges. The lighting is different in each arena and the lighting in the arena varies by fixture. One light is white while the surrounding lights are pink or green. This changes the color of the horse and rider as they pass from one light to the next. It also changes the colors when the team is between lights.
Most parents cannot photograph their children at indoor shows. The equipment they purchase for outdoor shows isn't up to the task. Professional equipment can be fooled by the lighting as well. It takes patience, trial and error to get reliable photos from most indoor arenas. Personally, I love the challenge.
Next time you are at an indoor show and there is a professional photographer photographing your child and their horse. Thank them by buying a photo or two. You never know when that perfect ride will be ridden. You will want a remembrance of the event.