Lorne and Marian Hoffman owned a Quarter Horse stallion by the name of D’Arcys Otoe. He was the first horse I photographed in my professional career. I used my Konica C 35 fixed lens camera, and in my opinion, the photo shoot was a dismal failure. I was missing something but I did not know what.
I went home, poured through my Quarter Horse Journals, and studied the photos. I discussed my photographic problem with my mother-in-law, Grace Dahl. At the time, she was a member of the camera club and she suggested I use a telephoto lens for my head and three-quarter front shots. This I knew I could do as I owned a Miranda camera with a 135 mm lens.
The next time out to photograph D’Arcys Otoe I used the Miranda. From then on in I was able to capture those shots without distortion. I was very happy with the photos I took at the second session and so were Lorne and Marian.
My photography career was born.