Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
Thread started 09 Dec 2017 (Saturday) 19:59
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

High-key Christmas, please CC

 
copmagnet82
Member
215 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 47
Joined Nov 2016
Post edited 4 months ago by copmagnet82.
     
Dec 09, 2017 19:59 |  #1

Please CC. I feel like I'm struggling with high-key photography. Also, what do you guys think about composition? Does the second picture look unbalanced? Thanks for your time. :-)


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
saea501
... spilled over a little on the panties
Avatar
6,074 posts
Gallery: 42 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 5590
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Florida
     
Dec 10, 2017 07:42 |  #2

These are cute.

I like the lighting. It's nearly perfect in picture one, tiny bit hot on his left cheek in picture two. It's funny......the silver balls in picture one look like they're on his feet like big slippers.  :p


Remember what the DorMouse said.....feed your head.
Bob
https://www.flickr.com …282@N06/with/38​203470844/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rrblint
Listen! .... do you smell something?
Avatar
20,500 posts
Gallery: 38 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 1424
Joined May 2012
Location: U.S.A.
     
Dec 10, 2017 09:35 |  #3

Lighting looks great to me. The fuzzy rug in picture 2 is annoying to me.


Mark

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bob_r
Goldmember
2,387 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 528
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Cordova, TN
Post edited 4 months ago by bob_r.
     
Dec 10, 2017 13:40 |  #4

copmagnet82 wrote in post #18514391 (external link)
Also, what do you guys think about composition? Does the second picture look unbalanced?

The balance would probably have been better if you had placed him on the left side of the image.


Canon 7D, 5D, 35L, 50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.8, 135L, 200L, 10-22, 17-55, 70-300, 100-400L, 500D, 580EX(2).
Sigma 150 macro, 1.4X, 2X, Quantaray 2X, Kenko closeup tubes, Yongnuo YN685(3), Yongnuo YN-622C-TX. Lots of studio stuff.
** Image Editing OK **

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DagoImaging
Goldmember
Avatar
1,726 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 921
Joined Nov 2012
     
Dec 10, 2017 15:40 |  #5

These are nice images but not really High Key. High Key is very bright and lacking contrast.


Sony a6300/ 16-70/4 / 70-200/4 G / Sony HVL-60M

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
davesrose
Title Fairy still hasn't visited me!
3,216 posts
Likes: 355
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Post edited 4 months ago by davesrose. (2 edits in all)
     
Dec 10, 2017 21:19 as a reply to  @ DagoImaging's post |  #6

You mean lacking contrast range (tonality and detail). High contrast in photography generally means a composition that is pushed to extreme bright and dark (IE sliding a contrast slider to high). With these photos, it looks like you're trying to have more a desaturated color scheme...I agree that it's not High Key in the classic sense: your subject has enough contrast range to show details in the hair, eyes, and skin tones: they're good portraits as photos go. As for the second photo's composition: I would have brought the wagon closer in


Canon 5D mk III , 7D mk II
EF 135mm 2.0L, EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, EF 24-70 2.8L II, EF 50mm 1.4, EF 100mm 2.8L Macro, EF 16-35mm 4L IS, Sigma 150-600mm C, 580EX, 600EX-RT, MeFoto Globetrotter tripod, grips, Black Rapid RS-7, CAMS plate and strap system, Lowepro Flipside 500 AW, and a few other things...
smugmug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
copmagnet82
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
215 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 47
Joined Nov 2016
     
Dec 10, 2017 23:16 |  #7

Well... I guess all this time I sort of had a misunderstanding of high and low key -? I always thought high key was a lot of white/bright tones and low key was a lot of black/dark tones. With that being said my opening sentence was right on the money :lol:

I feel like I'm struggling with high-key photography

If anyone wants to edit those to make them look high key, so I can see the difference, you have my permission.

Either way, thank you all for the feedback.

As far as the desaturated look... those props actually look desaturated in real life, so it was "unintentional".




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
28,988 posts
Likes: 964
Joined Dec 2006
     
Dec 11, 2017 06:24 |  #8

copmagnet82 wrote in post #18515146 (external link)
Well... I guess all this time I sort of had a misunderstanding of high and low key -? I always thought high key was a lot of white/bright tones and low key was a lot of black/dark tones. With that being said my opening sentence was right on the money :lol:

If anyone wants to edit those to make them look high key, so I can see the difference, you have my permission.

Either way, thank you all for the feedback.

As far as the desaturated look... those props actually look desaturated in real life, so it was "unintentional".

You can't just edit a photo and make it high key. But don't get caught up in the terms, there is no need to change these to meet some definition of high key.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
copmagnet82
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
215 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 47
Joined Nov 2016
     
Dec 11, 2017 10:07 |  #9

gonzogolf wrote in post #18515232 (external link)
You can't just edit a photo and make it high key. But don't get caught up in the terms, there is no need to change these to meet some definition of high key.

I was hoping that it'd be possible to make changes to parts of the picture to give it more of a high key look for educational purposes only, but I get what you're saying. I can't believe I've been using the term improperly for all this time :cry: .




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DagoImaging
Goldmember
Avatar
1,726 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 921
Joined Nov 2012
     
Dec 11, 2017 15:37 |  #10


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Just a quick example...not completely accruate.

Low contrast and bright image.

Sony a6300/ 16-70/4 / 70-200/4 G / Sony HVL-60M

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
davesrose
Title Fairy still hasn't visited me!
3,216 posts
Likes: 355
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
     
Dec 11, 2017 20:33 |  #11

Here's another example: pushing contrast filters and middle values in curves:


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon 5D mk III , 7D mk II
EF 135mm 2.0L, EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, EF 24-70 2.8L II, EF 50mm 1.4, EF 100mm 2.8L Macro, EF 16-35mm 4L IS, Sigma 150-600mm C, 580EX, 600EX-RT, MeFoto Globetrotter tripod, grips, Black Rapid RS-7, CAMS plate and strap system, Lowepro Flipside 500 AW, and a few other things...
smugmug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
olafs ­ osh
I am a nice and fluffy dude
Avatar
1,866 posts
Gallery: 130 photos
Best ofs: 5
Likes: 587
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Latvia and Lithuania
     
Dec 12, 2017 14:20 |  #12

HESUS, those eyes. Those are overdone and scary.


- Olafs Osh
fb (external link) | instagram (external link) | YT (external link)|OLAFSOSH.COM (external link)|
Give us "Street Photography" sub-forum in P.O.T.N. !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kf095
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,263 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 217
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Canada, Ontario, Milton
Post edited 4 months ago by kf095.
     
Dec 14, 2017 16:51 |  #13

First has something on the bottom. Both are good, IMO, but white is next to invisible.
In case if OP in California, this is how snow looks like this year:

IMAGE: http://rangefinder.ru/glr/data/746/FED2_2_I26M_SRA_K50DncB5min_Dec17713.jpg

:-)

Old Site (external link). M-E and ME blog (external link). Film Flickr (external link). my DigitaL and AnaLog Gear.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kf095
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,263 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 217
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Canada, Ontario, Milton
     
Dec 14, 2017 16:53 |  #14

olafs osh wrote in post #18516331 (external link)
HESUS, those eyes. Those are overdone and scary.

Agree. It is Christmas, not Halloween.


Old Site (external link). M-E and ME blog (external link). Film Flickr (external link). my DigitaL and AnaLog Gear.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
davesrose
Title Fairy still hasn't visited me!
3,216 posts
Likes: 355
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Post edited 4 months ago by davesrose.
     
Dec 14, 2017 18:40 |  #15

What do you expect for a high-key Christmas;-)a My example was meant to show what high-contrast is: a pushing of contrast to blacks and whites (classic definition is strongly contrasting elements).


Canon 5D mk III , 7D mk II
EF 135mm 2.0L, EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, EF 24-70 2.8L II, EF 50mm 1.4, EF 100mm 2.8L Macro, EF 16-35mm 4L IS, Sigma 150-600mm C, 580EX, 600EX-RT, MeFoto Globetrotter tripod, grips, Black Rapid RS-7, CAMS plate and strap system, Lowepro Flipside 500 AW, and a few other things...
smugmug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,037 views & 5 likes for this thread
High-key Christmas, please CC
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Jeepmbr
762 guests, 446 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.