Tip of the Day – Black and White Dogs

Tip of the Day – Black and White Dogs

We’ve talked about black dogs and white dogs, but what about black AND white dogs? Since black and white fur presents so much contrast, it’s even more important to keep the lighting even – which means keeping the main light source directly behind you as you shoot. Side lighting will only increase the contrast further and make it impossible to maintain detail in both the white and black areas. Full sun will work, as will backlight, or shade/cloud – just as long as you keep the source of light at your back. Underexposing slightly to maintain details in the highlights then editing to pull details back into the darker areas works well for black and white dogs.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 135mm f2L, ISO 320, 1/1000 sec, f2

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