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Photographing Black dogs (and cats)

 
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Mar 14, 2017 09:32 |  #76

I have a very black dog...


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Jul 01, 2017 11:24 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #78

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Jul 05, 2017 10:01 |  #79

This isn't a different problem from shooting a person with very dark hair. The answer is how you light the hair, not to over expose it. Just as you'd put a hairlight on dark hair, for a dark-coated animal, the main light should be set like a hairlight. I'm talking about the old-school hairlights, not the modern style of "edge lighting" or "separation lighting."

This is a time you want specular highlights--it's the specular highlights that create the image of a dark-coated animal on a dark background-- so you'd put away the soft light modifiers and go with straight reflectors.




  
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Aug 26, 2017 06:17 |  #80

two examples of our Dobermann.


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Aug 26, 2017 06:18 |  #81

... and a HDR image of our white sheppard, who is evenly difficult to catch on a picture as the black one.....lol.


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Aug 26, 2017 06:33 |  #82

uploading pictures didn't go as intended.......


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Aug 26, 2017 06:35 |  #83

and the white one reloaded....


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Aug 31, 2017 10:22 |  #84

Managed to get the black one in the sun and the white one in the shadow - though capturing them together in one picture remains a challenge...... The white one managed to stick his head in the sun, resulting in the top of his head nearly washed out (but details have been lost).


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Sep 10, 2017 11:58 as a reply to  @ Netforce's post |  #85

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it is even harder when your other dog is a light color..

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Nov 09, 2017 07:15 |  #86

We just had a black litter and it was very difficult to get good pics for the website. That's actually why I joined this forum. We need to learn how to take better pics.


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Dec 28, 2017 15:16 as a reply to  @ SierraValleyLabs's post |  #87

the key is how the light hits them... correctly painting the highlights is what makes a black critter stand out, or blend in.

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Dec 28, 2017 16:13 |  #88

ksbal wrote in post #18528135 (external link)
the key is how the light hits them... correctly painting the highlights is what makes a black critter stand out, or blend in.

Nice work, & a good choice of background for a black dog!


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