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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Cappy Jackson's Equine Photo Tips
All Photos by Cappy Jackson
A prize-winning photographer who’s
best known for her equestrian images, Cappy Jackson got an early start. At age
14 she became an assistant to an established pro, Peter Winants, who was the
staff photographer for a magazine called Maryland Horse. “Besides being
a great photographer, Peter was also incredibly gifted when communicating with
people, relaxing them and the horses they were handling,” she recalls.
An Expanding Repertoire
In 1992, she got a call from Horse
and Rider magazine, and her first assignment—shooting images of quarter
horses—earned Jackson a cover story. Her work has appeared regularly in
the pages of this publication ever since, and she does much location shooting
for them. Today, she does advertising photography for ranches and clients in
various parts of the country. Jackson credits Cam Essick—an art director/designer/“horse
woman” at Pacific Range Design—for designing great ads for her clients.
Jackson says that no matter what
the assignment is, she approaches her work with a photojournalistic style, which
enables her to cover a wide variety of events in an unobtrusive manner.
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