The value of hiring a professional photographer.
Hiring a professionally trained photographer provides you with countless benefits. One of them being your dog should never look GREEN. This is part of the value you get with Wag to my Heart Portraits, and one of my biggest pet peeves.
Why is my dog green?
We’re lucky to live in the beautiful Pacific NW where grass and trees flourish all around us. That rich foliage creates a color cast in the model’s fur. Lighter fur dogs or older pups that have started going gray tend to be the most affected. Smaller breeds are closer to the ground making the green cast even stronger.
After we’re 99% finished editing a session we step away from the computer for a short while. Your eyes can start to adjust to the bad colors and no longer notice inconsistencies. Stepping away reboots your eyes. When I go back to revisit the images I can be confident it’s the correct color. Photoshop for the win!
Software like Photoshop needs to be used because we only want to edit the green out of the fur, not the entire scene. It’s one of many skills we use to make each image top-notch for our clients. Those little things make the difference.
The hair on my Chinny Chin Chin
Pay close attention to the chin & white chest in the pictures above and below. You can really see the green color cast there and how we’ve removed it.
Around the Circle
This is part of a photographer’s blog circle. I’ll have to say there are some pretty incredible pet photographers all around the world. Let’s go check out what some of the other photographers thought about our GREEN topic this week. Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations nationwide.
I’d like to leave you with two different images that fit the GREEN topic. Both of which I’m really proud of. They’ve gone through image competitions and judged by some of the top photographers in the industry.