Tip of the Day – Embrace the black

Tip of the Day – Embrace the black

Embrace the black – black dogs are absolutely perfect for silhouettes! Because they are already so dark, there is a greater exposure difference between them and the sky already so there isn’t as much need to underexpose the shot to make them truly black.

Short haired black dogs (as opposed to long haired light dogs) are SO much easier when it comes to silhouetting – give it a try! Just make sure the dog is completely outlined against something MUCH brighter. Usually the sky, but in the case of this shot, the sky and reflective still water.

This is Logan photographed for my Tails of Brisbane project.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 70mm, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec, f/4

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