High key is done a lot in portrait photography, but it doesn’t have to be limited to just that. Basically, high key means a photo that when you look at the histogram, it’s sitting firmly on the right hand side. Usually this means the image is “blown out” or the highlights are too much. But from a creative stand point, it can be quite interesting. For this weeks Dogwood 52, we are to shoot either a high key, or low key photo. Low key is, you guessed it, just the opposite.
I opted for high key in a landscape shot. I did do some post processing on this shot, to bring out the highlights even more.
This weeks From Clicking to Creating is a catch up on where we are, and a photo prompt post.
We left Utah on Thursday and headed for Idaho. We knew we could boondock in Idaho, at a place we had stayed last year. We love Wyoming, and the Jackson area, but it’s not the best for boondocking spots. So we came to the Snake river for a couple weeks instead. We got settled under some trees, which at the time seemed like a good idea.
The 2 Lil Owls prompt this week is, Out the window. This was looking out the window, kind of, I did stand outside to get this shot.
This weeks Dogwood 52 challenge is an interesting one. Contrasts, in the category of composition. The definition is to have contrasting elements in the photo. Smooth/rough, hard/soft, that kind of an idea.
I decided to photograph this rose against the brick wall. It really is contrasting in a couple of ways. Pretty/ugly, soft/hard, delicate/sturdy.
It’s a fun idea to think about, and come up with ideas for photos.