Bobster wrote in post #7305792
yeah, i'd rather not just sign up to a forum to see the photographs
I don't have the experience Benji has but if there were less contrast between the foreground and background in your shot I would think it would definitely be high key. My understanding has been high key is rather flat lighting with low contrast between foreground and background. Minus the border I'm betting the majority of your image would easily fall to the right in a histogram.
Benji wrote in post #7305766
It takes more than a "uniform" light pattern to make a high key image. In a true high key image the clothing is white or pastel, the background is white or pastel and the light is rather flat. Also it is not overexposed.
The other posting shows several images and has a detailed explanation of what a high key image is.
12 years ago when I first tried to get into photography I never read anything about white and pastels having to be part of the equation. It's only been since I've tried getting back into it that I've read things like that. I almost wonder if the definition is morphing to a blend of high key technique and high key mood over time.