JULY 2020 - This month's judge: Robert Chaplin
The subject is "HIGH KEY PHOTOGRAPHY"
In photography today, a high-key image is one that is almost entirely very bright with very little or no dark shadows present. This is usually a creative decision made by the photographer, in order to create a certain mood in the image.
A bright, "airy" image most often creates a light, pleasant mood, as opposed to a dark, shadowy image which most often creates a dramatic, romantic, or even scary mood. A good photographer knows how to use not just lighting, but also pose and composition and other elements to create an impactful high-key photograph.
It may sometimes be as easy as over-exposing an existing scene by two or three stops, however often a proper high-key image requires careful attention to the balance of light between subject and background, often preserving detail in the subject while nearly or totally blowing out much of the background.
High-key portrait photography can be accomplished using multiple flashes, one for the "key" light, and one for fill light, plus others. Also, high-key images can easily be created using a single light source and other light modifiers such as reflectors or ambient light, to fill a subject's face, etc.
Submit up to 3 images
Each KCC member will have a total of 5 votes.
Members can use one or 2 votes per photo of their choice.
In the case of a membership awards tie, the Judge's vote will be used to decide the winner.
The votes received per photo will NOT be revealed until the completion of the voting phase.