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Old Nov 24, 2010, 4:09 PM   #1
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I was wondering how to get more detail in a subject as black as this cat? Through the camera before PP.

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 8:25 PM   #2
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Steal about 6 banks of lights from nearest MLB stadium, set them up in your living room, and then you will have enough light for a black cat. Try and get your shots in before the cat starts to smoke, though.
Oh, seriously? A good flash, if the cat isn't looking at you, or try using HDR software to pick up the shadow detail. I (my wife, actually) have a black cat, and sometimes I can get some highlights off her fur(the cat's).

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HEH HEH HEH Brian you apparently have the same sense of humor I have, thats great I really like the levity!!
As far as flash goes, should I use it indirectly, or reflective? I will give the HDR thing a shot also. Thanks
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Expose to the right and pull the exposure down in post.
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