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Photographing Black dogs (and cats)

 
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Jul 19, 2013 13:19 |  #46

Thanks for the tips on this, had trouble in the past shooting dark subjects and this helps. Can't wait to try it




  
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Jul 21, 2013 09:24 as a reply to  @ needfd's post |  #47

Some good tips here. Thanks folks.

We have a mostly black Staffordshire Bull Terrier and although I've got a couple of great shots of her indoors with flash when she's having a rare quieter moment, I've found it really difficult to nail focus on her when she's out running around in the park!


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Jul 24, 2013 13:55 |  #48

Photographing a black dog is like photographing a groom in a black suit -- bump your exposure up +2/3


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Apr 24, 2014 07:54 |  #49

Hello people,
Is this photo good enough? If not, please tell what do you think must be altered (for the next time)?

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Apr 24, 2014 08:12 |  #50

Dogs - People - Objects... correct exposure can and does help, but in the end, for all black subjects, it is about how the light is hitting them that makes or breaks a picture.

The client kept asking me.. how are you going to take a picture of a black horse on black?

It's about the light.

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Apr 24, 2014 08:34 as a reply to  @ ksbal's post |  #51

These are great!


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Apr 24, 2014 08:54 |  #52

Gatorboy wrote in post #16150299 (external link)
Photographing a black dog is like photographing a groom in a black suit -- bump your exposure up +2/3

And hope you don't blow out the white spots on its coat!


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Sep 29, 2014 03:27 |  #53

Good post.




  
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Nov 24, 2014 04:53 as a reply to  @ jdfjdgjdgjdfgj's post |  #54

Just bumping an informative thread :D


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Dec 03, 2014 19:29 |  #55

thanks for the tips


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May 26, 2015 20:21 |  #56

New to the site. this is my second post...

like shooting cats. pretty good at it I'd say...


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Jun 02, 2015 11:05 |  #58

For me, when shooting black dogs, or any other black object for that matter, I take an incedent light reading with my handheld meter and drop the exposure 1/3-1/2 stop.

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Sep 22, 2015 13:19 |  #59


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This photo was for a local rescue dog. I like to meter for a good looking sky and then use a flash to brighten up the dog. I might have gone a little overboard with the processing on this one. Generally messing with the exposure, blacks and clarity in lightroom you can get some good results for a darker dog.

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Sep 24, 2015 20:09 as a reply to  @ MatthewP's post |  #60

you think black is hard black and white is harder

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