A High key photo is where the majority of the photo is quite bright. Most of the tones fall in the upper-midtones and highlight range, and often a large area of the image will be white or almost white. This type of image can appear quite clean and clinical, or more often, soft and dreamy.
High key images can work well for portraits, product photography, and flower photography. It's not always the best choice for those subjects, but if you want to go for a feeling of delicacy and lightness, then a high key image is a good choice. For landscapes, creating a high key image can be a bit more tricky, but sand and snow scenes can lend themselves well to high key images.Read the rest of this entry »