Black Dog On Black Background

So the task for today was to photograph a black dog on a black background.

Stanley was give the job to be the model for todays shoot. Sydney wanted the gig bit couldn't as he is Golden! But he did get in on the act as he is such a poser. Stanley's list of demands were long and I had to draw the line at a separate trailer for him to sleep in during frames. A couple of gravy bones and some dehydrated liver we were off shooting. One problem is that Stanley refused to stay on his spot for longer than one shot at a time. So to get the lights correct I used his "Stunt Double" Sydney.

After the shoot I created two versions of the same shot one colour and one black and white. I would love some comments as to which you prefer.  

Stanley in black and white

Stanley in colour