Tip of the Day – Backlighting Black and White Dogs

Tip of the Day – Backlighting Black and White Dogs

Another lighting style that can work well for black and white dogs is backlighting – making sure the shaded side of the dog – the side you’re shooting – is receiving plentiful, even light from a large area of open sky. Underexpose slightly to avoid clipping the highlights and preserve any bright details in the background. Bring the Highlights down and Whites up in Lightroom to get those whites back to looking super bright.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EOS 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, ISO 320, 1/640 sec, f/2.8

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