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Learn by Doing Photography – Low Key Photography

Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #26 Low Key Photography

Last week we took high key photos and this week we move on to low key photography. You can get a good idea of low key photography by just searching, check these images out -> Low Key Photography

The picture below if of my daughter I took awhile back. With camps this week and summer in full swing I wasn’t able to find the time to take the picture I wanted with them. I will make the time next week…  The histogram below is from the picture. Note how far to the left the histogram goes. For this image I used the window light. The room itself was rather dark so my only light source was the light coming in from the window.


What you’re looking for is one light source with a darker background. Rick Nunn wrote and excellent article -> How I shoot Low Key Portraits . He took pictures each step of the way to give you a clear understanding of how to create a low key image, be sure to check it out!





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