Photographing pets should be easy, right? Your pet knows you better than anyone else so they’ll most likely sit and patiently wait for you to whip out your cell phone and click a photo. But wait—when you look at it—it’s not a photos of your pet—it looks like a black blob.
I hear this all the time when people are talking about their black or dark colored dogs. I hear that we cannot possible get a good photograph of their dog because the dog is black. Of course it can be the same issue with white dogs—only an all white mass and no real definition. So when you snap the photo the dog is all just a white blob. What’s up with that? Well it’s basically just a lighting issue—of course you can switch on the flash on your cell phone but then often you get devil dog red glowing eyes!
Good proper lighting is a must in obtaining great images of dark colored dogs or even the white ones and retaining definition—meaning actually seeing their eyes and details in their fur. Once you get the lighting thing down it’s really not all that difficult—we even take photos of black dogs agains black backgrounds (see above) as well as white on white. And also white dogs on black backdrops and black on white.
I once had a client exclaim what a huge difference professional lighting can make in a portrait of their dog and it wasn’t even a black dog! So don’t think your dog is too hard for us to photograph—we’re used to it—in fact we relish the challenge of all black or all white dogs. And of course we photograph other colors of dogs as well. Want a great portrait of your furry friend? Give us a call @719.475.0160 and we’ll schedule a free consultation.