Challenge 28. Shoot a Very Low-Key Image


In a low-key image, dark tones predominate. The shadows help define the shape of your subject and the mood of the photograph. Low-key photos are often dark and mysterious. They can be dramatic, creepy, or elegant. Either way, your palette of colors and tones will be dark and deep.

For this challenge, make a low-key portrait, beauty, or fashion image. Create a mysterious or dramatic portrait in which shadow and darkness are essential.


Chiaroscuro was popular in the Renaissance and Baroque eras as a technique to add drama, interest, and three-dimensionality to a painting. Many of these paintings are primarily black, with subtle, detail-catching highlights. I recommend drawing inspiration ...

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