"Another" Doms Low key class CC

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  1. Hooker771

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    Here are my pics trying to get a grip on low key shooting. I used a clamp light pointed at the ground with just a hint of light bouncing up at the subject on the first 2. On the last 2 I added a small flash light coming from the left to give the gun some more highlights.

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    I like the lighting in 2 the best, just my opinion. The only problem I have is the finger on the trigger. Just one of my dislikes when photographing people and firearms.
     
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    Nobody get's that Low Key, doesn't mean underexposed.
    Low Key is supposed to be dark and VERY dramatic.

    (I hope my "students" are paying attention to these. *mwuahahahaha*)

    It's very difficult to nail.

    Here was my best attempt:

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    It's not the greatest example. I have some blown higlights.
     
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    Well then......................

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    The subject really needs to be lit for low key, otherwise you have an underexposed shot of shadows.​
     
  6. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think these 2 schools could give you a mental breakdown :lol:
     
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    I think you are on the right track, just need to work on getting more "shaped" lighting in there.
    I tried to do some stuff in post, but the images were small.


    Good examples posted in here.
     
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    Should i start practicing now? :er:
     
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    get over the guns pklease. and as for finger on the trigger that was very deliberate for this "shot" and im not here to defend that either as i def see your point. its amazing what can get posted on these sites but when a beautiful piece of work like a dan wesson pistol is presented you all freak out. i guess thats why i keep posting them though. lol.

    ive got several pics where i thought there was too much light or spots that were blown out. thank you for the constructive feedback bitter. ill see if i cant reshoot (pun intended) with more shaping light.
     
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    It's funny how content effects the viewer, huh?
     
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    I am just getting to grips with photography, and I have just found out what LOW KEY means, but getting the subject, (and please put me right if I have the wrong angle) I thought that the subject can be very important. Some people take photos so they can be looked at, like an artist who enjoys people looking at their work for hours on end finding something new and conveying emotion, but if the subject is not appealing to the 'looker' then the 'looker' will not appreciate the other things can come out of the picture in time? because they just glance at the picture, As I say I am a beginer and hope you dont mind me asking
     

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