This class is an intermediate study of photography that focuses on developing skills learned in Photo I and bringing new skills to the forefront. We will explore more serious forms of photography and expect a more professional outcome.
Low Key vs. High Key
For this assignment you will photograph 50 digital frames with high key and low key B&W images in mind. During the shoot you'll want to consider what mood you are going for because that will dictate how you light and expose the image. If low key is moody and high key is more airy then consider not only your subject while you are shooting but also your lighting and camera settings. Some of this can be done after the fact with your editing in photoshop, and some has to be done in camera while you are shooting. You are showing me equal high key and low key photographs for this assignment. It may take two separate shoots with different ideas in mind.
• Check out these 2 resources on low key photography (article #1, article #2)
• Check out this resource on high key photography
• Portraits work well for this project but really any subject works
• You do not need to show the same object as high key and low key, the subject you photograph may dictate the mood you are going for
• When you are focused on low key, be sure to have a darker background and expose it a little below what the light meter asks for.
• When you are exposing for high key, make sure to have a brighter background and expose maybe a little bit higher than the light meter dictates
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