Honestly, this wasn't posed

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  1. faithe

    faithe TPF Noob!

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    These two often cuddle together, but once I notice they usually move away. Zoe (cat) will be the first to get comfy, Bear then snuggles in.

    Big Mike gave me a tip on bringing out detail in dark fur, but how would you expose for a black cat and white dog? This was in auto mode (before I switched to manual).

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    Hahaha!!! Black and a white dog... that's a hard one!
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Two different rules for black and white subjects but you do the same thing in the end. The camera underexposes dark things to make grey so we compensate by overexposing a bit (I would have gone about a 1/2 to 2/3 stops)
    The camera also underexposes very light colored things to make them darker (grey) so we compensate once again by overexposing a bit.

    From there it's gonna be up to luck with the lighting.

    Other than that it's a great pic as is, though I'm not sure the cat is diggin' have it's picture taken with it's present company. Got that "Hey, I'm hard to expose and you're just making this harder." look going on. But then again when does a cat look like it cares about anything but sleep or food? :)
     
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    Isn't that the opposite? Wouldn't the camera underexposing something dark make it darker and not grey?


    Daniel
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oh, too cute! I love the expression on the dogs face!
     
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    Sweet! Don't change anything! It is a great photo and I really enjoy it
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    That's what I get for staying up really late to clean out my crack pipe. See what thinking does. And I know this too. I'm gonna shut up now before I think of something else.
     
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    DanielK TPF Noob!

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    Heh. I'm glad I asked. I was seriously wondering if I had it wrong. :)

    This camera stuff is so confusing...


    Daniel
     
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    Realy great Capture,

    Normaly I do not realy like Animal photo's but this one I defenatly like..

    Jean-Paul
     
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    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. Part of the reason I love this photo is because of their expressions and the fact that they're looking away from each other diagonally.


    LOL! As I read that I thought you were going to say something about not wanting to be near him as he's a dog. I laughed so loud when I read it!
     
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    Overall the shot is darn good but a little more exposure time may bring out a few details in the cat without blowing out the whites.
     
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    Your camera wants to make every thing 18% gray or thinks that everything is 18% gray one of the 2 8) . Anyway don't trust your camera it is going to be wrong. Try getting a 18% gray card place it where your car and dog are(like that is going to happen) take a reading of that. Then I would bracket from your starting point and find your best shot, I would say it is going to be a fun one good luck.
     

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