If you’ve ever tried to shoot a black dog, you know the pain:
*Cue whiny voice*
“There’s too much contrast.”
“Maybe my white balance is off. My ISO is off too. I need a new lens.”
“Oh! Got a good one! Oh, no. He’s blurry.”
“Time to upgrade to an EOS-1D. Then it will come out for sure.”
“DAMMIT, DOG! STOP MOVING!”
All of these happened. But I realized that putting Toby in black and white helped to bring out the detail in his fur. It also helped to have his favorite frisbee to keep him occupied.