In creating my photo for Monday, I had a high-level of confidence in how I wanted the final image to look, but I must admit to having a pretty low-level of confidence in regards to the “how to” part of achieving the desired look. I realized today, after reading a whole mess of articles, that the dreamy, hazy look I was attempting to create has a specific name. “Low-key Lighting” refers to a style of photography that utilizes predominantly dark tones to create a dramatic looking image. It focuses on intensifying the contrast in an image through intensely reduced lighting.
As I haven’t tried anything new for a bit, I had to give it a go. Here’s my first attempt at Low-key Photography…This is post one of two for today (I’m a slacker and went to bed instead of posting this photo of my hubby (he might look scary but I assure you, he’s quite harmless…)
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, all the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved…” Ansel Adams