How to photograph a black cat?

1 month 3 weeks ago #688162 by Chris Ly
Good morning.  My wife brought home a black kitten that she found in the park.  Before we keep the cat, I want to take photos of it and post around to make sure this isn't someones kitten.  The kitten was skin and bones, and we are guessing 3 months old.  But all my photos of this kitten are turning out horrible.  Just a black blob in the photos with a couple eyes showing.  How in the world do you photograph a black cat without hitting them with a million watts of flash?  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #688192 by garyrhook
Outside, in open shade. Plenty of diffuse light will be your friend.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #688572 by fmw
....and understand that your meter will tend to overexpose the animal.  Put in some negative compensation.


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