|EPNet Member Profile - Barb Young|
|Barb Young Photography|
59600 Joey Road
Montrose CO 81401
|Available Services: Art, Advertising/Commercial, B/W, Digital, Event/ Show, Editorial, Farm, Graphic Design, Merchandise, Portrait, Stock, |
I live on my horse farm on Colorado's western slope, I cover a few shows, registry inspections and primarily do farm shoots, portraits and candids for other farms in my area. Consider me for your photography needs in the Sport Horse disciplines of dressage, hunters, jumpers, eventing and driving.
Experience & Training
I have photographed my own horses and ponies for many years along with local shows, clinics, and farms. I was also married to a talented photographer from whom I learned more about the craft than I realized at the time. I am blessed with a "good eye", a God given talent for which I am very grateful, and the knowledge and skill to capture the best of your horse or pony.
A Little Personal History
Growing up in Connecticut, riding and showing ponies and then horses, my father always made sure that a photographer was around to capture those special horse show moments, so I learned their importance early on. The family albums are full of images, many of them Freudy photos from those days. My dad was an excellent amateur photographer, so it's not surprising that I developed a love of photography. I've been taking pictures for my own enjoyment, as well as some successful amateur contest entries, for decades.
From Breeder to Photographer
Now a breeder of Oldenburg sport horses and American Sport Ponies for the past 15 years, taking the step to specialize in equine photography was a natural for me. There simply weren't any professional photographers in the area for my sales, advertising and stallion photos, so I started hiring others to present or show my horses and started taking photos of them myself to get the good sales and advertising shots I needed. One thing led to another. I've been published in Hunter & Sport Horse Magazine, Back in the Saddle, Appaloosa Journal, The Paisley Pony and various sport horse breed registry publications and Stallion Guides. Please call me to discuss your photography needs.