Tip of the Day – Crisp and clean backlight

Tip of the Day – Crisp and clean backlight

This image is the subject of the second editing tutorial in RealShoots Episode 9. In the 37-minute tutorial video, you can see step-by-step of how I brought this image to life by pushing light into the shadows, taming the highlights and addressing the white balance issues.

Despite the dramatic lighting and warm colour cast, I was also careful to edit the image so that Baxter’s whites looked white, and blacks looked black – this is always what I aim for when photographing black and white dogs.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2L, ISO 640, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2

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