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Thread: Never judging a labs weight from a pic again!

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    Default Never judging a labs weight from a pic again!

    So I stopped in at the Vet office today to get some heartguard for the labs and had Magic with me as we were on our way home from the ob club. I brought him in with me as he is a social butterfly and loves to visit. Plopped him on the lobby scale and he was 78lbs. He is a big guy in general. Anyway his grandma (breeder) was asking for a pic of the melon thief. I clicked off a couple on my iphone and they are really bad and he looks like he weighs 20 lbs more than he actually does. So how do you get a good pic of a black lab?
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    Hard to get a good picture of a black lab. They just don't show up well. We are finding that out with our little man. I think our dog is going to be bid too. He is 55 lbs and 1 week shy of 5 months.

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    Somewhere there is a thread on photo tips for black dogs. I will look and see if I can find it.
    Here is the thread: http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...res+black+labs
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    One thing that will help, is to force the flash to flash lighting up the dog.
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    A good camera would be a start. I need some suggestions on a good camera to take photos of black labs. I have a Nikon point and shoot digital. Great for snapshots. Black dog on green grass. I can tell she has a head, but I can't see a face or eyes.

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    I found the link and posted it to my previous thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helencalif View Post
    A good camera would be a start. I need some suggestions on a good camera to take photos of black labs. I have a Nikon point and shoot digital. Great for snapshots. Black dog on green grass. I can tell she has a head, but I can't see a face or eyes.
    Actually I do own a decent Canon camera but again I get crappy pics of the blacks but can get great even fast action pics of Buddy, our yellow.
    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

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    Its all about the light

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    Maybe not light but rather contrast. Smaller lense opening and slower shutter speed is the old way of doing those dark on dark pics. Look up Ansel Adams and see what he did in just black and white. Like a lot of things, be on the X and be there.
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