Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day (actually our Inca and Felix say EVERY day is black cat appreciation day around here!)…so I wanted to talk a little about photographing black cats or dogs.
It’s not as easy to photograph a black dog or cat as it is one with lighter fur. One reason is contrast:
You’ll see how well tiny Coco, just a little kitten in this shot, shows up against the couch cushion but Inca is much more difficult to see.
This is a pretty easy problem to remedy…all you have to do is position your black dog or cat against a light colored background! I love Inca’s golden eyes so I like this photo of her against the yellow curtains:
…and I like this blue backdrop (which actually was a photo backdrop for pet products…but Inca decided that I should photograph her instead of a product!)
You’ll see how Inca’s whiskers show up in this last photo, a nice touch and possible because the overhead lights and the photo lamps were reflecting off her glossy whiskers!