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Tip of the Day – Embrace the black

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Embrace the black - black dogs are absolutely perfect for silhouettes! Because they are already so dark, there is a...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

*Visit the blog post to see a before and after!* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking...

Tip of the Day – Balance the backlight

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Whatever your surroundings, when backlighting black dogs it is so important to balance the light coming from behind them, with...

Tip of the Day – Dark eye catchlights

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Black dogs often have very dark eyes that without good lighting, can tend to disappear into fathomless dark blobs with...

Tip of the Day – Full sun for black dogs

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Being aware of your lighting is SO important when photographing black dogs. I can’t emphasis this enough! Shooting on a...

Tip of the Day – Spot Focus Point

For dogs with hair over their eyes, face them upwards towards the light to get some light and catchlights into their eyes. If your camera offers it, use a very fine focus point (Single-point Spot...

Tip of the Day – Black dogs should look black!

From the archives - this week I’m digging up some old work to share! This photo is from February 2010 and has been re-edited. Looking through the archives I found my original edits of this session,...

Tip of the Day – Black Dogs in Full Sun

Full sun in late afternoon can really make black dogs shine! The hard light brings out the contrast between the shadows and the specular highlights of a shiny coat. Shoot with the sun behind you...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting Black Dogs

One of the benefits of photographing furry black dogs, is you can blast them with backlight and you’ll not end up with blown out highlights in the rim light on the fur! Make sure you’re...

Tip of the Day – Balancing Backlighting Exposure

*Black dogs* When photographing black dogs with backlight (the sun behind the dog) it's super important that the front, shaded side of the dog is also well illuminated from a secondary light source such as...

Tip of the Day – Black Dogs in Full Sun

When photographing black dogs in full sun, ensure the sun is low in the sky and nearly directly at your back, fully illuminating the dog. Side lighting (where the main light source comes from the...

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