In search of Low-key Photographers

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  1. ifilia

    ifilia TPF Noob!

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    I’ve been searching the net for a photographer who specializes in low-key photography to no avail.

    Can anyone help me out and direct me towards someone who excels in this field?

    Thankyou.
     
  2. Michael Humle

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    Please explain what you mean by "low key". I've not heard this term.
     
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    Low-key refers to a photograph made up of darker tones and little contrastign highlights. (high-key is the opposite)

    An example of low-key would be: (google)
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    I'm looking for a photographer who specialized in this technique, been searching all morning on the net and cant seem to find any.
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

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    You won't find any. It's like trying to find a painter who specializes in drawing with a red paint only.

    It's just a technique. Find a photographer whose images you like and tell him to make it low key.
     
  5. ifilia

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    It's more for research than anything else.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. Michael Humle

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    This is a very interesting technique! Would you explain its application?
    I am interested in learnibg about it....!
     
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    I know a photographer that shoots most of his portraits in low-key. People often do specialize, as many photographers have a style. I don't know many that do low-key, though, and not any that are on the web.
     
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    It's simply a style choice. Low or high key can push the mood in one direction or another.

    BTW, I often see confusion about low/high key. It's not just about the color of the background.; it's about what the predominant tone of an image is. It's either going to be mostly dark or mostly light.
     
  9. ifilia

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    Mark, anychance of getting a link to this photographer, if he has an online folio that is.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Michael Humle

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    I found a couple of low-key photographers. Most were wedding, this one appears to generalize...hope this is what you are looking for. click link below:

    http://www.rollinsphotography.com/
     
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    Sorry. He doesn't have anything online.
     
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    thankyou Michael Humle
     

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