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Feb 11, 2009 11:57 |  #16

sunnygirl wrote in post #7300931 (external link)
Why does there seem to be such a broad interpretation of what consists "high key"?

It seems the newbie photographers want to redefine the term high key to make it mean basically anything. So I guess rather fight them I will join them. Below is MY high key image, so called because I was high up on the third rung of a stepladder when I shot Terra, and I had my automobile ignition key in my pocket, hence high key.

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Feb 11, 2009 12:02 as a reply to  @ Benji's post |  #17

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Feb 11, 2009 13:29 |  #18

It's almost too sad to comment on. :(


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Feb 11, 2009 13:32 as a reply to  @ post 7300720 |  #19

Does this fit the definition?


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Feb 11, 2009 13:59 |  #20

JFusion wrote in post #7304358 (external link)
It's almost too sad to comment on. :(

What's too sad?


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Feb 11, 2009 14:40 |  #21

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What's too sad?

The number of non-high key images in a high-key image thread. About the same thing Benji was talking about.


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Feb 11, 2009 14:44 |  #22

4 years since i did any! wow long time..

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Feb 11, 2009 14:50 |  #23

High Key images should have highlight detail with no shadow detail.




  
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Feb 11, 2009 15:05 |  #24

Fourteen images and still only one high key image, that being my image of the bride. I guess no one read my tutorial. (Maybe they can't read?)

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Feb 11, 2009 15:28 |  #25

In the 1950s and 1960s, high-key lighting was achieved through multiple light sources lighting a scene—usually using three fixtures per person (left, right, and central) —which resulted in a uniform lighting pattern with very little modeling.

i see a uniform light in my photograph

how about you stop pointing people over to another forum, and start giving some decent input in how people can improve their photographs?


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Feb 11, 2009 15:45 |  #26

Usually there is low contrast between the subject and its back ground as well...


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Feb 11, 2009 15:53 |  #27

thanks for the input Jeremi :D


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Feb 11, 2009 16:45 |  #28

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i see a uniform light in my photograph

how about you stop pointing people over to another forum, and start giving some decent input in how people can improve their photographs?

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.

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Feb 11, 2009 16:48 |  #29

yeah, i'd rather not just sign up to a forum to see the photographs


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Feb 11, 2009 17:32 |  #30

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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.

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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.

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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.


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