|Pony photography is
definitely an art. Well done pony photos are effective
I experimented with many
backgrounds before settling on this setup, pictured to the
right. Dark colored backgrounds tend to absorb too
much light. Pure white backgrounds are effective, but
I tacked a piece of muslin
fabric to the wall with pushpins. The "pony
stand" is made from acrylic boxes covered with a sari I
got from Hawaii. You could use small books for the
The stack of books in the
front is a stand for the camera. A steady camera is
essential for crisp, clear photos.
Lighting is also very
important! I usually have two natural light torchiere
lamps on or a window open.