Low Key, High Key

Low-Key Pal

Low-Key Pal

Low-key:

I hope I was able to produce a low key image of my dog, Pal. The photo was originally taken outdoors with afternoon sunlight on part of his face. Trying to follow the suggestions of Mitch for the Imagecraft Bootcamp, I changed the photo to black and white and adjusted the lights (-60), the darks (-55) and the shadows(-5) using Lightroom for the low-key (dark and dramatic) effect. I was wary of going too dark because I didn’t want to hide Pal’s pretty face!

High-key:

Last week, we tried high-key (light and ethereal) photo editing and I submitted this photo of my brother. I edited the original image to black and white and made the suggested adjustments, as seen below, for that lesson. In this case, I was wary of going too light and hiding his handsome face.

High-Key Brother

High-Key Brother

Thanks to Mitch and Lucile for hosting these learning lessons. I certainly have a lot to learn and feedback is welcome!

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Posted on September 26, 2015, in Imagecraft Bootcamp, Observations, Photo101 Rehab, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Lovely shots Tildy – I think you’ve done a fabulous job.

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