Tip of the Day – Colouriffic

Tip of the Day – Colouriffic

Image 3 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions

Include some colour!

This is completely dependent on your shooting location of course, but if you can choose a spot where you can shoot to include some colour, this is a great way of introducing visual variety to the session. It doesn’t need to be anything super bright (like this awesome red door) or even very large – just a small splash of colour on a building is enough.

Flicking through an album and seeing splashes of colour helps to break up the more natural settings you might usually stick to and clients love them!

Bonus tip: black and white dogs look awesome when placed near an area of bold colour. If their fur picks up unwanted colour casts, it’s a fairly easy fix in Photoshop. Just use a Hue/Saturation adjustment mask to desaturate that particular colour. Don’t make the mistake of completely desaturating all the colours their fur though as it’s normal to have slight colour casts in black and white fur. A complete “black and white” look in a colour scene can look pretty strange!

Want me to make an editing tutorial about this? Let me know and I will add it to the list!

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 95mm, ISO 640, 1/640 sec, f/2.8

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