fill light/key light

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sjs9828 Regular Member • Posts: 252
fill light/key light

Beginner question. I'm getting the sense that these terms are more descriptive than exact definitions. Trying to clarify the terms so whe I read I'm thinking correctly.

Background is fairly bright but not overly so.
I set my flash to fill in shadows. Thus I have fill light.

I decrease my background exposure/brightness by increasing shutter speed

So, my flash is now dominant and is key light?

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