Interview with Equine Photographer Maddy Hooper of @maddycannon

An Interview with Maddy Canon

Sharing insights on how to capture beautiful horse photos

To us, there is nothing more beautiful than horses. Artful photos of horses requires a lot of talent and it is a profession that never ceases to amaze us. 

Maddy Hooper is an amazing Australia based photographer that is able to capture the most magical of moments. Below is the result of our interview with her. Enjoy!

1. What do you love about horses?

I love working with horses because they all have individual personalities. It's super cliche to say, but they really are beautiful animals. 

2. How did you get into equine photography?

I grew up loving horses, and taking photos. wasn't too long until I started taking photos of all the horses I met! A few years ago I started learning how to use my camera gear properly and utilize the settings to get the shots I wanted. 

3. What is your favorite moment or photo shoot?

I was taking photos of my friend's mare at sunset in a field with gorgeous fluffy grass. Just when I thought it couldn't be more pretty, with golden sunset lighting and a stunning horse, it starts raining. The sunlight lit up the raindrops and was one of the most magical things I have seen (see photo evidence). Definitely got some of my favorite photos from that afternoon! 

4. What surprising lessons have you learned along the way?

Rainy weather can make great photos haha!  

5. What is the best advice you can give someone wanting to pursue equine photography?

Practice. It doesn't matter what gear you have to start with, if you experiment with different lighting, angles and backgrounds you will find your own "style". Doesn't matter what the weather is or if the horses are sleepy or crazy, there is always time to practice.

Thanks to Maddy for your taking the time to share your insights! Make sure to follow her on Instagram @maddycanon for more stunning photos and inspiration! ALL PHOTOS ARE BY MADDY HOOPER.

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