How I Take Photos

In my last post I mentioned posting about the items I use when taking photos.


This is my camera. It was my gift to myself for graduating college and I love it. It’s a Canon 6D Mark II. My primary lens is a 24-105mm.


I often have ideas and they swim around in my head until I do them. When I first tried indoor photography, I used huge soft lights. It took lots of adjustment to get them positioned so the lighting looked good enough. Now I use this. It’s an 18 inch Neewer Ring Light. I don’t know much about them outside of the one I own. It allows for adjustments so I can change the intensity of the light. It casts a nice color too. I’ve used my phone instead of my camera numerous times, and the photos are still clear and sharp.


Kinetic sand is the best! I have a clear sheet that I put on my work area. I wrote a post on my old blog years ago about it. I needed to buy another bag of it to fit enough for my arena.

All Together….

Put together, this is how my set up looks.

One thought on “How I Take Photos

  1. The Backyard Horse Blog December 11, 2020 / 8:46 am

    Thank you very much for writing again about the type of camera that you use. I think you had mentioned it before, but I forgot. I had not seen a lighting ring- never even knew it existed. I can see how useful it must be. It is really hard to get good indoor photos, especially if you don’t have a lot of windows or live in a part of the country where it is dark all Winter. Thank you for sharing!


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