Tip of the Day – Black dogs should look black!

Tip of the Day – Black dogs should look black!

From the archives – 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, where this gorgeous black Lab’s glossy black fur had a yucky blue colour cast in every shot! It was a good reminder about how much I now focus on white balance and dealing with unnatural colour casts. Black dogs should not be completely devoid of all colour casts as they naturally pick up some colours from their surroundings and the temperature of the light source – but they should appear predominantly black – as they do in real life!

Here in the re-edit, Harley still looks a little cool, but this is in keeping with the lighting – open shade late in the day.

Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, ISO 1250, 1/100 sec, f/2

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