Saturday, October 3, 2015

Photographing horses with a Nikon D810

This past week I was in Pennsylvania photographing horses for my art portfolio. Since the prints are intended to be quite large, It would have been nice to use a Nikon D4 with its super-fast drive, but I opted for a high resolution camera instead. In this case I chose the Nikon D810 and equipped it with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, 105mm macro, and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses. For the most part I stayed with the long zoom and even added a 1.4x telextender at times so I would fill the frame with the horse.

The photographs will be printed in an editioned set of two sizes with the Piezographic monochrome inkjet process which uses seven shades of monochrome inks to deliver exceptionally rich tonality.  Below are a few of the images taken on my trip last week.


  1. Hi Tom
    Do you print the images yourself or have them done?
    Am interested in a commercial vendor who could provide such a service


  2. Piezography prints are done by ConeEditions Press ( in Vermont.

  3. Great job Tom, I enjoy your blog very much. The 4th is my favourite.