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Sep 23, 2013 09:08 |  #1

Hey guys i'm trying to do some high key photos but there is so many different opinions on what high key is. judging from this pic, is this high key?


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Sep 23, 2013 09:24 |  #2

The definition of high key rests largely in the opinion of the beholder. I wouldnt call this classically high key as you still have lots of middle tones and colors in the shot. You are part of the way there by raising the exposure in the skin tones but honestly I cant ever remember a truly high key shot with a green sweat shirt in it. To fully realize high key you need a shot that is largely white with little color or mid tones, those that are there are only to provide separation between image elements.




  
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Sep 23, 2013 09:27 |  #3

gonzogolf wrote in post #16318281 (external link)
The definition of high key rests largely in the opinion of the beholder. I wouldnt call this classically high key as you still have lots of middle tones and colors in the shot. You are part of the way there by raising the exposure in the skin tones but honestly I cant ever remember a truly high key shot with a green sweat shirt in it. To fully realize high key you need a shot that is largely white with little color or mid tones, those that are there are only to provide separation between image elements.

Thanks for that, you clarified it very clearly!
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Sep 23, 2013 09:36 |  #4

Glad I could help. Good luck.




  
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