Sometimes everything clicks (pun intended). Sometimes, everything works perfectly and you don’t even notice it until much later.
This black Poodle is one of these moments. Two quick photos, next… I almost never chimp. Chimping is checking on the back of the camera after taking every single photo. This expression comes from the sound made by the monkeys: ooh, aah…). I kept on walking.
It was two days later when I checked and processed the images that I saw that everything was ‘perfect’. The way the dog walks, the light giving just enough details in the black fur of this black poodle. The focus, the exposure…
Sometimes, I need to work and work to get a good to great image, sometimes it comes all together as is by magic…
It’s never easy to take photos of black dogs.
Black is not a colour that we can see. We learned to recognize black as a baby between the age 3 month old and 9 month old by knowing that:
- There’s no colour.
- There’s something behind because either we saw it earlier or it’s partially hidden behind it.
- Therefore, whatever it is, the colour is black.
When it comes to photography, there are 2 alternatives:
- Open the shadows either when taking the photo or when processing the photo and the dog will become grey.
- Leave the cat or the dog black and the cat or the dog will become a “black blob”.
The magic comes with the proper light and the correct contrast. Just like in this photo.
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II ISO 1250 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @176mm and f/6.3
Processed with ART: https://bitbucket.org/agriggio/art/wiki/Home/