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Lora
11-13-2017, 06:27 AM
Mary asked me to try and explain what kind of photo forum I'm missing

What i'm missing on Blab is a forum where people can post any type of model horse photos without restrictions to just OF or tack or showing progress of a custom (not that I have anything against those pictures)
- so what i want have a photo-area for pictures people take on a hike with their model if they do that
- any model horse picture , with mixed kinds of models, rider or a model horse
- stories with pictures of model horses, ranchstories, short stories etc.
- pictures related to time of year, special days, "adventscalender"
- random model horse pictures, even if background is not realistic
- "failed" pictueres, that can look funny, like a drink bottle sneaked into the pictrue or a model taking a fall...
- photos taking with dioramas , indoors
- photos with prop, riders , model dogs , cats, ...
shouldn' t really have to many restrictions , anything fun really and should be for the joy of looking at those photos rather than discussing the model (even though tips on how to take phots might be good idea, don't know sometmes they are welcome others just want to show their photos)
May be call it Model Horse photo fun ? May be others have better ideas as for naming

Mary
11-13-2017, 10:38 AM
Yes, Ulla and Christine (ElreniaGreenleaf) as well feel that these wonderfully creative photos get a bit lost in the more general forums such as The Arena. This thread is a great example ...
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?141827-Let-s-see-your-best-model-horse-photos!&p=2980334#post2980334

The activity in the thread indicates that this might be a popular new sub-forum on Blab!

What do people think? Could a "Model Horse Photo Fun" forum on Blab stay busy? :grin :photo

FourWindsFarm
11-13-2017, 10:51 AM
I would think so, especially if said forum had, say, a monthly theme or contest :-)

Lora
11-13-2017, 11:07 AM
Anyone could start a thread with a specific topic or create some contest but I'd like to keep it as free as possible . I think there are lots of pictures people don't necessarely want to enter in contest but might still be worth showng

i mean hotos like these

http://www.rettmohr-lake-ranch.de/bilder/DanaufCleeveHill/AusrittCleeveHillMarkUndDan8.jpg

http://www.rettmohr-lake-ranch.de/bilder/AusrittWinchcombe/Ausritt6.jpg

Mark (red haired male doll) isn't sitting properly, those pics are part of a story but could be just a random pic, difficulty is when taking the pictures that there are other people sometimes and we might have to put everything aside.

this photo only has one rider doll (and it's not even mine)

http://www.rettmohr-lake-ranch.de/bilder/AusrittWinchcombe/DanVormZug2.jpg

making things easier in terms of background but not in terms of other people
http://www.rettmohr-lake-ranch.de/bilder/AusrittLenaCatalinaBourton2017/ausritt2.jpg

or simple fun with some OFs

http://www.rettmohr-lake-ranch.de/bilder/FirstEncounter170121/MustangKampf3.jpg

Lora
11-13-2017, 12:48 PM
In Germany we have thereads like a calender, or just an adventscalender, where everday everyone posts one picture of course winter and christmas-type photos for advent.
Or there is this game where one person posts a photo (like a bay fighter on a hill for example) and makes a wish, like for example "i want to see models in snow" and than someone posts a photo of a model in snow and makes the next wish

Nichelle
11-13-2017, 08:39 PM
I've lurked on German model horse forums just to look at photo threads like the ones suggested. I find so much inspiration from them and love the creativity of scene/storytelling photos. Haha, I lurk on hobby instagram accounts for the same reason, but can't participate there because I refuse to own a smartphone. :lol

I'm definitely interested... I take a lot of random photos and wish I had someplace to share them besides Facebook. I could just blog them but sometimes they don't even fit in there... :haha

Mary
11-15-2017, 05:26 PM
Sounding good ... and such a forum might encourage more people to try photos like this. These days even the cell phone camera can take a nice photo, so not reason not to bring out the models.

Ulla, those are beautiful photos!

ElreniaGreenleaf
11-17-2017, 07:34 AM
Sorry I didn't reply to your pm Mary, but Lora has pretty much summed up my thoughts too!

Somewhere for dioramas and setups without showing in mind - stableyards, photostories and outdoor photography. The 'realistic photos' thread is a perfect example! I think a few people used to have threads of 'updates from their yard' but I haven't seen them in a while.
Models have kind of taken a back seat for me at the moment as I'm in full Barbie mode right now, but I do have at least one photostory with them that also includes model horses (micros pretending to be larger scale lol) so having somewhere to put those would be great too. Maybe a sub forum with the emphasis on the 'life' of model horses?

Lora
11-19-2017, 05:31 AM
Barbie also has horses and 1/6 scale is just another scale like traditional, classics, all the people buying those 1/6 shires from Mr. Z....

pennylanestables
11-19-2017, 08:45 PM
I really like this idea! I love photographing my models, and as I gather up more accessories and stuff for my Julips I've been thinking of doing photo stories using them so this would be a great place to share those.