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Monday, January 23, 2012

High Key barn

Day 307/Year 2
High key photography seeks to eliminate harsh shadows and create a bright environment.
I have never shot a high key image, although I do like the look of some high key shots I have seen. I have done some research on making high key images, and this is what I found out:
If you want to shoot high key indoors, it’s best to have some studio lighting available, preferably 3-4 flashes: two on your subject, two on the backdrop. Also, make sure your camera’s settings are optimized to let in lots of light. Make sure there’s enough to brighten the scene considerably without blowing out the subject.
The other method to make a high key image is to do it in Photoshop. There are many steps involved in doing this, so I will refer you to the following link with a tutorial if interested:

How did I make this high key image????? I used the high key filter from Nik's ColorEfex Pro. I then converted the image to black and white and then gave it a very subtle vignette. I hope you like it!


  1. Love this picture. Almost looks like a painting.

  2. Thanks KB. Glad you liked it. I appreciate hearing from you!!