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Self Directed Tutorial
Horse Over Fences - Materials Only
This tutorial includes the course materials only for our Horses Over Fences course. This tutorial is for self-directed learning with no instructor, assignment or critique. For the instructor taught version of this course click here.

In this tutorial you will learn the fine points of taking sharp action photos of horses jumping over fences. The course will cover traditional shots of hunters, jumpers and eventers. We'll teach you where to stand, how to compose your shots and the timing you need to capture the peak of the action. You'll learn which settings to use and important shooting techniques.


  • Traditional angles and compositions
  • Which jump to shoot
  • Finding the best camera position
  • How to get sharp action photos
  • How to time the jump, when to take picture
  • Gear considerations
  • Camera settings and shooting techniques


  • How to shoot hunters, jumpers and eventers
  • How to shoot a cross country water complex
  • How to shoot a bank jump
  • How to shoot cross country combinations
  • How to shoot novice horse and riders
  • Timing and shooting great landing shots

This course includes two PDF lessons with 13+ pages of information and examples. This tutorial is for DSLR camera users and a telephoto lens is needed.

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