Photo of the Day

Capturing a Special Bond

June 11, 2018

By Stacey Goldberg

Photo © Cindy Hines Photography

Pittsburgh-based shooter Cindy Hines of Cindy Hines Photography has built a solid business creating portraits of both people and their horses, focusing mainly on capturing the bond between the two.

As Hines explains, the structure of  each sessions is typically divided into three parts: portraits of the horse alone, portraits of the two together and then portraits of the owner alone. Sessions typically don't last longer than two hours and the temperament of the horse can change in that short window of time, so Hines says she has to be quick with her camera to not miss that perfect shot.

This image was captured at the end of an equestrian session. "This session was very special. It tugged at my heart because I could see the emotion in both of them and the bond that they have," Hines explains. "The horse simply turned to her and she gently touched his nose. It is one of my favorite equine sessions that I have ever done and one of my favorite photos. This image tells their story."

(Captured using a Canon 5D Mark III with a 70-200mm f/4L USM lens.)

Photo © Cindy Hines Photography

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