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Fifty-Two on Friday – “High Key/Low Key” (16/52)

This week’s assignment was particularly challenging considering I only had window light on a rainy day and one daylight lamp to use as my makeshift studio for the day. High-key lighting is a style of lighting for photography that aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene and is used to suggest an upbeat, happy mood. Low-key lighting is the opposite, very contrasty and dark, used to create a more dramatic effect. Since it is a dreary day outside, I decided to go with high key to brighten things up a bit. Due to the lack of equipment, I relied heavily on post processing to get rid of the shadows that the bright lamp caused to fall on the right side of the photo (Seren’s left).

Seren, Project 52, High Key | New Jersey Pet Photographer

**EDIT** I initially had this photo in color, however I found the colors distracting and that it took away from the high key image, so I converted it to b & w.

Click on over to Karla Ogilvie Photography to see if she chose the light side or the dark side!

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June 24, 2011 - 10:34 am

Dana Cubbage - Ooohh I love this shot. Very bright and beautiful!

June 24, 2011 - 9:02 am

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