The theme for this week’s #52Snapshots of Life photo challenge is “Black“. With a black cat in the house, it seemed the obvious way to go! It truly can be more challenging to photograph black pets so I looked up an article to try to get some tips on how to do it better. Putting them in front of a bright background was one of the suggestions, so I got Samantha up in the window with the sunny day behind her. I didn’t get the clarity I wanted so opted to do some edits and make it into more of a silhouette image.
I used the “Holga” effect in Picmonkey, putting the blur at 50%. This effect adds a vignette, or darkening and blurring around the edge. It also took most of the color out of the photo, but it allowed me to paint that back in. I painted some of the background back in, as well as Sam’s eye, because I wanted that to show up, instead of just a totally black silhouette. Thank goodness for editing, because until I get a new camera, I don’t think I’m ever going to be happy with my photos!
We’ve got three reviews with giveaways coming up starting tomorrow, so stay tuned! We will be reviewing:
- Anxiety Relief for dogs from PL360
- Deluxe Solvit Telescoping Pet Ramp
- 4Knines Back Seat Cover
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Thank you to the The Lazy Pit Bull for hosting the#52Snapshots of Life photo challenge. Are you joining in the fun? Photos can be shared via blog or social media, just use the hashtags #52Snapshots and#PBSG.