Shooting a black dog can be a bitch, at least in terms of photography that is. Unless you set the exposure right smack on the dog itself, you end up getting a silhouette of the subject. Then again if the exposure is properly set for the black dog's face, the background comes out too light and too washy. That's why it's a Herculean task to do photographic justice to our friend Blackie. Oh, here's a nice article titled "Photographing Black Dogs 101" which deals with this sticky issue.
Photographed with Pentax K-m (Digital SLR Camera :10.20 Megapixels )
DA L 18-55mmF3.5-5.6AL, DA 55-300mm F4-5.8ED