Tuesday, April 7, 2009

self portrait tuesday

april's theme is low key/high key.

what is high key?
here's an explanation from wikipedia:...

"High-key lighting is usually quite homogeneous and free from dark shadows." i think about a white or very light background...not much or hardly any contrast on the subject because of a larger, more diffuse light source when i think about high key.

"Low key light accentuates the contours of an object by throwing areas into shade while a fill light or reflector may illuminate the shadow areas to control contrast." the way i think about low key is a dark background and more of a small light source.

hoping this makes sense?

7 comments:

Char said...

makes total sense - great selfie!

Heidi said...

dreamy shot. love this.

Summer said...

Love this topic,great post as always.;D

Solo said...

It makes sense.;D And i really love this.;D Have a great day.

Cait said...

It makes me think of finding an old picture of my mother in a drawer some where that's faded a bit. Somehow..it just gives more character.

Sharon Crawford Kaldor said...

Am going to have to read that thru a few times to get it!!

LMN said...

That is a very cool pic - how did you process it? It's WONDERFUL. I agree with Cait - it's like coming across a gem of an old picture!