Introducing Kristy Batie! Kristy is a freelance equine photographer located in California. She’s been practicing photography since she received her first camera from her father while in high school.
Can you tell us a little bit about the image, Fiesta of the Horse?
I took this image at a Horse Show in Burbank, CA. I was shooting with my friend Elise Genest (One of the best Equine Painters out there!) This beautiful stallion was brought out and put in a small round-pen for us to photograph. I was basically almost laying of the ground and shooting up to get this image as the horse went by. There was a lot of dust and the background was awful but I loved the image and the movement of the horse so I decided to change the background.
What gear/software did you use to create this image?
I shoot with a Nikon D700 and Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII Lens. It was taken at ISO 200, Shutter Priority 1/1250, F 7.1 and underexposed by -0.33. As for Software I used Photoshop CC 2015.5 The background texture came from Jai Johnson and its called “Tostinthemorning”.
How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I believe I have been a member off and on since 2007 so about 10 years. I became a member because NAPP and now KelbyOne has so much to offer. I loved learning about how to improve my Photoshop skills. Before I became a member I would buy the magazine and would love to see how much could be done with images in Photoshop. I decided I really wanted to learn how to do all the amazing and creative things with images so I decided to become a member.