Tuesday, August 24, 2010

D-229 Low key

The daily shoot today is:
Make a low key photo today with lots of dark areas. You might need to use exposure compensation to make it work.

I found this article that talks about low key lighting.
Low-key lighting requires only one key light, optionally controlled with a fill light or a simple reflector. This type of setup is usually shot against a dark background.
I used my Nikon D-700, Macro lens, one studio light with a snoot on it pointed directly at the flowers, a reflector to the side of the flowers. Very little Photo shop work just adjusted levels and sharpened for web. Created the storyboard in Photoshop elements 7.

storyboard

Read Nikon D-700 Users Manual pgs 129
Viewed images: J & D

9 comments:

greygirl25 said...

Very nice. The daisies are beautiful against the dark background.

AB said...

Almost like a painting.

my3rdi.org said...

Nice work Sandra. I like how you have played with the POV besides going low key.

Leslie said...

Nice! I usually prefer low key to high key - easier on the eyes. Good job.

shirley said...

Beautiful! And I learned something new today - what a Low Key photo it. Cool!

Judy said...

Lovely images

Levonne said...

I love the perspective with the first daisy.

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful story board...I never heard of low key lighting...thanks, I learned something.

snaphappee said...

Very nice! I especially like the lighting on the middle one. Great job on the challenge.

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