British Freelance Press Photography
Also available for private commission, pr, commercial, editorial - low rates and agency photography.
PLEASE NOTE > This sport does not allow the use of electronic flash so shadows can become a problem. In the hands of a professional the many different light levels simply add to creative results and test the photographers knowledge and skill. More importantly in my opinion the wonderful colours that are captured on race days make up for not being able to lift dark shadows with fill in flash light!
This web site is run and owned by Simon Edward Smith a professional film photographer since 1998 with over 28 years photographic experience. Simon shoots all commissions on film to ensure the ultimate of image quality and photographic reproductions but of course he also offers professional digital services. All images on this site are available for purchase from traditional photographic prints, digital prints, canvas mounted prints, electronic files ' jpegs ' etc. If you would like to purchase a image please contact Simon in the first instance for a quote for your specific requirements. Images are also available for full sale ' with copyrights ' and for sale with a attached image user licence for a limited period of time.
Simon has been interested in Horses for many years and is a proud owner of several of these beautiful animals. His late father was a keen Racing man who enjoyed a flutter! Most recently Simon purchased shares in a syndicate race thoroughbred ' Nightboat to Cairo ' and sponsored a race thoroughbred which as resulted in the birth of this web site.
Simon made up his mind to photograph this sport on a regular basis back in Feb 09 after visiting a racecourse for only the second time in his life. His first visit to a track was back in 1996 at Leicester Racecourse. He will be funding his racecourse visits himself and hopes to document at least one meeting per month with a goal to bring to all in the racing community a totally different take on professional horse racing photography. Simon as also contacted two charities ' Race Horse Greatwood ' and ' The Injured Jockey Fund ' who will receive a percentage of any sales made.
Thoroughbreds on Film is the perfect place for racing enthusiasts, trainers, jockeys, owners, syndicate groups or magazine and web site editors to visit if they would like a image of a specific horse, jockey, special moment, pre arranged photo or simply to check out what they may have missed on the day but Simon captured on film.
This site will be kept up to date with race photographs that Simon as captured at meetings he as attended. There will be regular blog/posted entries for meetings that Simon will be attending in the future. So why not give Simon a call for a specific photo shoot on race day? Simon will only be to glad to shoot a syndicate group with race thoroughbred or owner, jockey and trainer shots at the track. Then simply visit this site a few days later to check out the images , and purchase should you wish. All images on this site will be displayed with a letter and number for easy reference and ordering ' just quote this when contacting Simon to place a order or make a enquiry '
Trainers and thoroughbred owners or general equine owners can also contact Simon for private yard shoots and equine portraiture packages. You could also visit www.equinephotographer.eu for more information on prices for yard visits and horse owner photographic packages. Please note all private commissions are quoted on specific individual photographic needs.
All images on this web site can be converted to a electronic file format and cropped / adjusted to clients specifications ' please keep this in mind when viewing images ' Electronic files are perfect for web publications and modern day magazine inclusions. Electronic files can be supplied up to 500 mb. Photographic prints are perfect to display framed for everlasting memories. Original film negatives or positive slides can be supplied for ultimate image reproduction quality when required for top class magazine publications or large format printing. Canvas prints are totally professional and produced in a pro film lab with only superior professional fuji inks and they come mounted ready to hang.
We hope all visitors enjoy this web site and the images it displays. Please do not hesitate to contact Simon should you need to.
Chief Dan George [ IRE ]