I just love shooting black dogs on black background. It's not difficult at all in the studio, with one light from the front, a reflector from under the chin and two striplights from the sides to produce rim lights. But also outdoors you can get this effect by putting a black dog in front of an open door leading to a darkened room inside, while the dog sits outdoors in available light (preferably on a light overcast day).

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Luca Cometti's picture

I love it! Thanks for the tips too

Thomas Dosik's picture

I have been browsing your photos wondering how you did the studio lighting--it always looks flawless.

Elke Vogelsang's picture


Thank you very much.
This is done with one light from the front, carrying an octabox. And two striplights from the sides. Hope this helps.


Thomas Dosik's picture

Thank you. I meant to say that I was pleased to see the description of your lighting set up that you posted on February 2, 2018, not expecting an additional response. But your response is very welcome!

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