************** Challenge #66 High Key Photography *******************

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************** Challenge #66 High Key Photography *******************
Dec 4, 2008

Raghu has asked to run the challenge as he loved my second place photo and has always wanted to see what subject I would chose.

High key photography uses very low contrast and usually very light images. To achieve the high key effect high key lighting can be used:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-key_lighting

Another way is to use very soft even light as found in fog or on a cloudy day.

This link better describes what I’m looking for:

http://www.diyphotography.net/lighting-high-key-and-low-key

Samples:

There are a number of reasons I like this topic:

  • I love contrast and use it heavily in my work. This is the opposite

  • It is a form most don't explore yet anyone can do

  • It dose not require any special equipment

  • It will force people to concentrate on there subject and composition

  • I suspect we will see some stunning results

The challenge will run 1 week and end Friday December 12, 2008 at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

This is how I will judge:

I will only look at the first image you post and will only open responses to this top of the thread. I do not want to see what others think. You must put your photo’s title in the subject. There will be no withdrawal and resubmission so please be careful.

I’ll be looking at the following aspects of the image in this order:

  • Impact

  • Artistic qualities

  • Photographic quality

Good Luck,
Morris

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