Revisiting Photo showing

In the beginning of my hobby involvement, forums were still a major way to interact with other hobbyists. I quickly found photo showing and it was perfect. All I had to do was go into my backyard and shoot photos of my models. I, of course, gravitated towards performance.

I had a lot of fun setting up scenes, no matter if the background was realistic or in my bedroom.

I then went to live showing but would still sometimes visit the Model Equine Photo Showers Association website, look at the various years of winners, and tell myself that I would enter.

I never did, but that didn’t stop me from appreciating people that do! I love model horse photography—there are so many talented model horse instagramers.

Since the country wide group project appears to be sitting at a D, I don’t foresee large gatherings increasing in frequency or number. Which means live shows aren’t something I see myself attending in the near future. In a different world I would be looking over the upcoming shows and deciding on a show string, but alas, such things aren’t happening.

This has gotten me back to thinking about photo showing. I would love to show, and photo showing is an alternative offering. It takes a different skillset to take nice photos of models, and I’m up for the challenge.

The hobby has numerous types of photo showing to enter. Jennifer Buxton has a performance show, Breyer has their monthly themed photo show, and there’s a photo showing hub to find others! Of course Model Equine Photo Showers Association exists too.

Chincoteague Pony

My camera is currently out of commission because of a fall, so once it returns I will start on my return to photo showing!

Breyerfest Day 1

It’s Breyerfest week and the weather feels like it is. It’s been in the 90s in Pennsylvania with no end in sight. The feeling of melting in the sweltering sun feels right for Breyerfest week.

This year, I only have to make sure my laptop is charged or my desktop is on. There’s no traveling and hoping that the Clarion has parking spots. There’s no getting up before the sun rises and feeling the wet dew as you walk into the show hall.

I’m going to miss seeing everyone in person. 2020 has been quite the year.

In past years, on Thursday, I would’ve been on my way to Kentucky or already there. Instead I participated in a Studio Thornrose’s live sale. I snagged a Tucker and a Tripod. I love Tucker so much!

Photo by Studio Thornrose

Today, I’ve snagged one of Maggie Bennett Sculpture’s miniature skulls. They’re amazing!

Photo copyright Maggie Bennett

I don’t have a set course of what I’m buying over this weekend. For better or for worse, this has been my motto so far. I’m excited to participate in workshops because I’ve never done one! They would sell out or I’d have something else I had to do.

And here’s a picture of Jax. It’s been forever since I posted a photo of him on here.

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