a darker and light subject in the same photo

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  1. Rise

    Rise TPF Noob!

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    I know this probably seems like a simple problem but while taking photos of my two dogs (both German Shepherds) i had some trouble. One is black/tan and the other solid white so side by side it was hard to make one of them not appear too dark and the other all white, if that makes sense.

    Sorry i'm pretty new at this. It was taken with a Nikon D40.

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    I just notice that part of the white shepherd is washed out and the black/tan over her right eye seems a bit too dark. I wish I knew exactly what settings I was using at the time but I notice it in several photos when I have them together.

    Maybe i'm just being picky!
     
  2. KmH

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    Your image has no EXIF data so we can't see what your camera settings were.

    That's not really a bad exposure. The dappled light on your white shepard was no help but with the very dark wall running through the middle of the background I don't think you can ask for much more.

    You could clean it up a fair amount in post process with some dodge, burn, and selective curves.
     

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