I have posted on here before about my difficulties taking photos of my black dog outside. I have a cream colored dog and she shows detail in her photos but my black dog does not. I have taken online photography courses, read many books and photography forums, researched on the internet and invested in Canon L series lenses. I mostly use Tv mode, occasionally Manual. I most always use 1/1000 shutter speed as he usually is running fast. I have succeeded there as I never see a running photo of him blurred. Just not enough detail to even show his face. I have asked on this forum if it would help if I upgraded my camera to a ff, the 5d MK III is my budget max. I have been told that perhaps I just need to learn more about exposure and stick with my T5i until I do. I am not sure what else I can do. Like I said, my brain is saturated with information. I use my camera almost every day. I have attached a photo so you can see what I am up against. It is NOT one of my best overall photos, I have many with the lighter dog much better but as far as the black dog, this photo of him is what I usually get so I used it as an example. I can improve it somewhat in post processing but not good enough and sometimes the more PP do, the softer, duller he gets. If you have any advice I would certainly appreciate it. Also one thing to know, a camera upgrade would not be such a waste of money for me, my SIL would love my T5i to take photos of my grandchildren playing high school sports.