LL#6 – High Key/ Low Key Lighting for Still Life

This past week in class we learned about high and low key lighting techniques in photography. Using the black background and black cover for the table I really wanted to try to get the highlighting effect from the video. Especially since we were using a vase in our still. I think I was able to create a similar effect and mood. The photo with low key lighting has little to no editing done to it.

For the high key lighting, I wanted a simple and clean composition with the apple and camera in the still. The high key lighting shots were my favorite since they came out so clean and bright. I especially like the clean reflection on the table. I also used some of the brush techniques we were shown in Lightroom. I was able to bump the clarity of the reflections as well as retouch a weird spot that showed up in the picture.  I just wish there were no shadows!!

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