Tip of the Day – Backlighting Fluffy White Dogs
White fluffy dogs are one of my favourite types of dogs to photograph! Rather than shooting in full sun, I love to backlight them – just as long as the sunshine is filtered through trees or bushes to reduce the intensity of the light. Often the edges of the dog will be overexposed, however this can be reduced by deliberately under-exposing the image. When editing, fill the Shadows and increase the contrast by increasing the Whites while bringing down the Highlights. I often finish it off by using the Dodge tool in Photoshop to brighten the white fur even more to make it as white as it can be without blowing out.
This is a pretty big topic with lots of tips in one, so I may have to expand on this in future with a blog post! Comment below if you would find that useful!
Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 105mm, ISO 400, 1/1000 sec, f2.8
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