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Old Jan 21, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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I played around with high key photography today so would like some comments and advice to improve please.
The feather was taken on white card using one day light bulb and i used the following settings.
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exposure +1
spot metering,
focal length 13
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2 second delay.

The second photo is just snow drops for practice to get crisper photos but comments on those too please if you have time.
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 2:57 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what "high key" photography is (will look it up afterwards).

The feather has turned out really "artistic" and makes a really pleasing image to me.

The snow drops are spot on for exposure and focus

All-in-all I think you achieved what you set out to due Eysha, well done
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 4:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Squareone, maybe i am getting there finally,lol.
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G'day Eysha,
Keep your amazing photos flowing, I used to see your photos a long time ago they were soo good. I even remember how our "Late" friend " Sarah Joyce" used to encourage you with her hints & tips....Lucky you.
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Hey eysha, I like the second shot very much. Good detail and colors. I think it would be even better if you crop out the bottom (dirt part) and excess white part on top.

Just curious, how would colorful subjects look in high key?
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I agree with the opinion of all the friends, good job Eysha!
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Thanks again NileLily, i think maybesome things are starting to click in the brain.
Saly i did try to crop out the soil but it didn't look right somehow. I can always try again.
I haven't tried colour in high key but i am wondering if it would look washed out with my simple setup. Mark has done very well with both high and low key shots and i am learning, or trying to ,lol.
Thanks Catalex54, i am going to keep at it.
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There Saly, do you prefer this one with the soil cut out?
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Here's another site on High Key info - looks like good stuff

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/new-inte...opic57097.html
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Good job, but I think you need more light. When I think of high key, I think of blindingly-white pictures. Bright light and long exposure will blend your subject with the background and soften the contrast.
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