What is High Key Photography? I consider an image that is bright and “airy,” with little or no shadows to be a high key photo. This feather would be an example of one of my high key photos. Sometimes this type of image is achieved by simply overexposing it some. However often to get a proper high key image, you need to give careful consideration to the light balance between the subject and the background. You want to be able to see the detail in the subject while using unnaturally bright light to nearly completely blow out the background. High key photography is often used with models, flowers and in my case a feather. It’s used to offer a light, airy, positive and upbeat mood.
I’m not that familiar with using this technique. I used a flash and suspended (using a clamp) my feather over a white table. I think the image conveys a soft, light and airy look. I like the way it fades away. Let me know what you think of this picture. Did I achieve my goal?
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Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.