Photo of a gorgeous red and black West German show-line German Shepherd female playing ball in the fall.
I always have a lot of fun throwing a ball for Dazzle. She loves playing and will chase it as long as I will throw it!
DOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIP
When taking photos of Red and Black Long Haired German Shepherds, try to find a green or blue background for the dogs. These are the colors that really compliment their gorgeous red and black coats and make them pop. As a dog photographer, I always try to very carefully choose the backgrounds for my images. Throwing a ball for the dogs to chase is a great method of placing the dogs just where you want them for the photograph.
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Focal Point: 200 mm Exposure 1/1250 sec f/5.6 ISO 1000
PHOTOSHOP EDITING ON THIS PHOTO
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- Sharpened eyes only. I love sharp vibrant eyes, but I don’t like the fur sharpened on long haired German Shepherds and prefer the softer look. I defiantly do not want the background sharpened because that is not the focus point of the photo.
- Adjusted Contrast
- Increased vibrancy everywhere except on the tongue and black fur (increasing vibrancy on the tongue gives the dog an unhealthy overheated look. Tongues should be a pale pink. If vibrancy is increased on the fur it turns it blue and this is not a very attractive look.)
- Added Copyright Watermarks. This is done to deter theft, and to keep track of my images on the Internet. I also use an image tracking company to track my images on the Internet. There are many good reasons that I do this, and maybe one day I’ll write a post about protecting your images.
- Added Image Metadata
- Added Black Border
- Flattened Image
- Reduced Image Size to 1600 px on the long side, and Resolution to 1 px. This makes it easier to upload to the Internet, and reduces the desirability for others to steal the image.
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