Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lilly #10

Lilly #10, originally uploaded by debifitz.

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Moving right along... sometimes this part seems to take forever... especially a dark brown horse without highlights and shadows from the sun. I generally like photos of dark animals without bright sun... the color is richer. With sun you get very light highlights with very dark shadowed areas. Slightly over cast is good.... but I think is harder to recreate in a portrait. Shadows and highlights just by their shape can give a subject its volume and definition. Without them, you must rely on color and much more subtle highlights and shadows. Much harder and more time consuming to do. But in the end, I think it makes for a beautiful portrait!

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