Color and Contrast

Do you know how difficult it is to take good pictures of black dogs?

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We had to set up flashes and angle them. We still got shadows, but at least you can see their faces.

It’s even more fun taking family pictures with two pale kids and two black dogs. Balancing the light without washing out the girls and making sure the dogs aren’t just dark blobs. Fun times. πŸ™‚

Do you have any photography challenges? Do you have any family portrait stories?

6 comments on… “Color and Contrast”

  1. So cute! Looks like it turned out pretty well to me! We have a black dog, too, but lucky for him he also has white and tan on his face, so he photographs pretty well. πŸ™‚ I’m really bad at taking pictures in general – I have no idea how to get the lighting correct or arrange the photo’s subjects artistically, so I usually leave the photo taking to someone else. πŸ˜‰


    • Diana Beebe


      Other people usually do all the work for me, too. πŸ˜‰ I bet your dog is a cutie!

  2. With four kids it is always a challange and when I get together with my sisters we always torture ourselvs with trying to get pictures of all ten kids. We also have the problem of my husband’s very dark skin contrasting my pale skin – the four kids are all shades between. It is always worth it – Have your tried a flash in the back?


    • Diana Beebe


      I’ve seen that circus with all my nieces and nephews too. LOL. Then there’s always one kid with closed eyes or a goofy face.

      Thanks for the flash advice! We haven’t tried that yet.

  3. Moving targets are the worst. We just bought a new point-and-shoot (for days when the SLR is too much work) and it’s got “dog” mode and “cat” mode – the camera won’t shoot until it recognizes the metrics of the animal’s face! Works really well on our cats, but for some reason “dog” mode was completely useless when photographing domestic foxes, lol!


    • Diana Beebe


      How funny! Did the cat mode work with with the foxes? I can’t wait to see your book about them. That’s so exciting!

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