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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 29. Shoot a Very High-Key Image

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A high-key image is one that is predominantly light, avoiding dark shadows, and most of its tones are in the white and highlight range. The histogram of a high-key image is skewed to the far right.

High-key images, which convey a clean, upbeat mood, are often used for maternity sessions, cosmetics advertisements, soap campaigns, child portraits, and bridal images. Some keywords that come to mind are white, airy, soft, elegant, happy, bright, and innocent. Take a look through fashion and beauty magazines and study the types of images that are high key.

Your challenge is to create an image that is very high key. Go to extremes to express some of the above keywords, whether in the studio or ...

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