High Key 1st Attempt

Started Apr 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Black shirt not exactly high key

DotCom Editor wrote:

High key traditionally means that in the shot, the preponderance of tones is lighter than neutral gray. Your shot, though quite charming with your young model, does not conform to that definition. Nevertheless, it's a nice shot.

Well, that's one definition. But there are others, such as here:

http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/lighting/beginners-guide-to-shooting-high-key/

Note the black-body camera in a high-key shot.

If I were aiming for a really high-key result with the OP's image, I would go for something like this version on the far right (my earlier version is in the middle):

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