jrsilva

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Well done!
I think you did a excellent job and are in a good way :thumbup:
The only ones I would try different are the first photos of the black dogs.
I would try to create a rim light for those.
It's tricky to photograph black subjects on a black background and made them stand out.
Maybe you already know, but if not, here's a guy that usually take photos of black dogs on black backgrounds.
He's doing more humans portrait work these days, but just search a bit and you'll find them:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwilkinsonphotography

Keep up the good work!
 

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Well done!
I think you did a excellent job and are in a good way :thumbup:
The only ones I would try different are the first photos of the black dogs.
I would try to create a rim light for those.
It's tricky to photograph black subjects on a black background and made them stand out.
Maybe you already know, but if not, here's a guy that usually take photos of black dogs on black backgrounds.
He's doing more humans portrait work these days, but just search a bit and you'll find them:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwilkinsonphotography

Keep up the good work!
Thank you! I thought I would easily manage the black dog on black backdrop with the same lighting setup... I was wrong. I now know that for those shots I'm better off adding my TT685o in the mix as a rim light. Thank you for reminding me about that - now I have written it down to my notes so I won't be making the same mistake again. :drinks:
 

jrsilva

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Thank you! I thought I would easily manage the black dog on black backdrop with the same lighting setup... I was wrong. I now know that for those shots I'm better off adding my TT685o in the mix as a rim light. Thank you for reminding me about that - now I have written it down to my notes so I won't be making the same mistake again. :drinks:

Glad to help :)
You will sure improve those black dog shoots.
I am a big fan of rim light. If you look carefully on most of my portraits I have at least one rim light from one side.
For the dogs, maybe try do put the rim light aligned at the centre, hidden by the body of the dogs.
 

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