First attempt at Low Key

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  1. ferguson911

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    A test using a fake cat

    f9 1\200 of a second, low powered flash head w\ wireless


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    the coloring of the edges seem off...
     
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    I don't understand. Low key means dark subject matter. High key means light subject matter.
     
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    Low key means high light ratio....hence half the subject in shadow.high key is lower ratio like typical portraits.
     
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    sooo.....is this on the right path?
     
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    No. High key mean light-colored subject matter and background, and only that.

    Don't contradict me again.

    "High key
    Techniques Glossary High key
    A high key image mostly consists of highlights and midtones, is generally bright and even, and delicately toned, often with pastel and/or white shades.
    Full article>>>"

    "High key
    Techniques Glossary High key
    A high key image mostly consists of highlights and midtones, is generally bright and even, and delicately toned, often with pastel and/or white shades.
    Full article>>>"
     
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    Hatchet cat.
     
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    No it doesn't, and I will contradict you all I want, when you grow a set you can do something about it.:lol:

    It is bright and evenly toned because it has a more balanced light ratio. It is a lighting term that has nothing to do with the color of your subject.
     
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    :meh: Wow.
     
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    HIGH-KEY LIGHTING

    A lighting scheme in which the fill light is raised to almost the same level as the key light. This produces images that are usually very bright and that feature few shadows on the principal subjects. This bright image is characteristic of entertainment genres such as musicals and comedies such as Peking Opera Blues (Do Ma Daan, Tsui Hark, Honk Kong, 1986)


    LOW-KEY LIGHTING

    A lighting scheme that employs very little fill light, creating strong contrasts between the brightest and darkest parts of an image and often creating strong shadows that obscure parts of the principal subjects. This lighting scheme is often associated with "hard-boiled" or suspense genres such as film noir. Here are some examples from Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958.)

    This was taken from a Yale Class website. Last I checked Yale was a fairly reputable educational source.
     
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    so back to my question.......how is THIS image ?
     
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    I think it looks like a very good 'test run' of low key light...imo.

    And wow...dude needs a midol.
     

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