I feel that it's time to reveal one thing that very few people know about me. My background and experience is actually primarily in video work, not photography. The experience that I've had throughout my career in photography is minuscule compared to the video side. I've always considered videography to be my #1 talent and photography #2.
It's when I stepped into the Equestrian world is when I had to flip things around temporarily and focus much more on photos because I knew that's where the bigger market was.
However, I am continuously bringing in my video works to show the significant impact that video can have on anyone's business and why video is the number one form of media today and it will only get more substantial as time goes on. Big or small, any business in the Equestrian world - entrepreneurs, clinicians, trainers, farriers, barn owners, farmers, veterinarians, therapists, breeders, show venues, the list goes on and on - video benefits everyone.
This is perhaps my favorite picture from my behind the scenes video. I love them all but I used this specific image to set the scene, when going from reality from inside the barn to a memory. As soon as I stepped into this barn, I immediately knew that this was going to be a powerful moment in my video, because what I saw in this very moment looked like a painting.
Then at the very end of the video, I do the reverse, I go back in time to the very start of the session, except this time I go from a memory (and a slightly different one at that) back to reality. But this time, I get more creative by having that view outside the barn door turn into a mirror reflecting what I am doing (taking pictures), before the camera shuts off, the end.
It's these little bits of attention to detail that make videography so much fun and why I've always had such a deep passion for film making. Creating videos is essentially a series of moving images, which allows you to tell your stories on a much more intimate level than pictures.