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Old 07-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Svencool Svencool is offline
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Hi-Key Photo

Well have wanted to try Hi-Key photography so any advise you can give would be great!

Mike K

Wasn't sure on how to post the images in this msg so I just did the link.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:29 PM
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Re: Hi-Key Photo

Originally Posted by Svencool View Post
Well have wanted to try Hi-Key photography so any advise you can give would be great!

Mike K

Wasn't sure on how to post the images in this msg so I just did the link.
If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the save for web function in Photoshop as described here:
Size, Quality and/or Format your Attached Images.. (Click here)
How to attach Files/Images to your Posts or Threads?(Click here)

If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere and attach a link in the thread.. as you did, but also please attach an under 100K version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).

Way back when I was taking a few pictures, I seem to recall that a High-Key photo was something like the version I am posting... BUT... as I look around the internet, there seems to be a ton of different variations of what is now called High-Key so I might be totally wrong in my assessment...

I think you are on the right track and are well on your way to working it out!

BTW... a very pretty model! Good Luck!
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:50 AM
Quantum3Studio Quantum3Studio is offline
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Re: Hi-Key Photo

mmmhhh... For high key you need to lit the image much more. The image looks too grey and with too much greys as well... You should try to "burn" the lights but try to keep good shades of gray, otherwhise, the image will look too posterized like the 0Baldy's example, but his example is somehow right in relation to the amount of whites needed fpr a high key. The best way to obtain a good high key photo is by increasing the expossure of the RAW Fie or in PS, Ctrl+J a couple of time. One of the layers should be in multiply and the other in screen. You can erase part of the images that doesn't look good by using layer masks and duplicating those layers/adding masks as needed.

A couple of examples:

Hope this help

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