Wednesday, 9 December 2009

High Key Photography

If you see a photograph that is very light in tone then you can say that you like (or dislike) high key photography. All this means is that the photo is mainly made up of light tones. Mid-tones are not well represented and because of this you don't get many shadows. Basically if it looks light then it is high key.

It helps if the subject wears light clothing and you can see how the detail of the clothing has almost disappeared. You also need a light background which becomes even lighter when creating the high key version.

Like any form of photography, you may prefer the change or you may prefer the original. In this case I have a definite preference for the high key version.

Happy snapping

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