Great photos don't always have to have even lighting or a broad range of tones. You can get truly stunning images with both high-key and low-key lighting. Low-key photos can be captured in your studio with just a single light source, or outside of your studio in low-light situations, provided there's a strong enough light source somewhere in the scene to provide the contrast that can make or break this type of shot. High-key photos are a bit more difficult to master than low-key - simply overexposing your photos isn't necessarily going to be enough. Aim for images with a good range of light tones without any harsh, blown-out highlights. For inspiration, here are some examples of outstanding low and high-key images.
[ Top image Form of the Face by Flickr user Ryan Brenizer]
Father's Kiss by Flickr user ladyhawker
Blades by Flickr user tristanlb
Ballet and Beauty by Flickr user Pat McDonald
Budapest Walkway by Flickr user TheFella
Abandoned love II by Flickr user Garry - www.visionandimagination.com
Nice to see you:) by Flickr user Spice ♥ Trying to Catch Up!
Day 2: Now is the Winter of our Discontent. by Flickr user SaylaMarz
Delicate by Flickr user Xabier Alonso -off-
those days ... by Flickr user Sandra Bartocha
EXPLORED: Close up - IMGP5039 by Flickr user Bahman Farzad
Rose soul by Flickr user alonsodr
Jewels For A Princess by Flickr user Tomasito.!
Flower / Rose Flower / Macro Flower / White Rose Flower / high key / close up rose / closeup / - IMG_9865 - by Flickr user Bahman Farzad
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