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7th April 2012, 08:08 AM
7th April 2012, 01:16 PM
Bobo - I'd suggest that the tonal ranges across the scene to start with were maybe a bit too similar for you to be able to really get the best out of a high or low key approach.
Originally Posted by Bobobird
Michael Freeman, in 'The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography', 2009, Ilex, states " ... for high key to work well, there usually needs to be some smaller darker elements that are integral to the image. Raising the brightness and contrast throws emphasis on whatever smaller darker areas remain." (p162.
And in relation to low key, he states, "Ideal conditions are when a large area of the frame, even most of it, is in shadow, when most of these shadow areas carry no essential detail and when there is a structure of lighter tones to make a contrast." (p158)
7th April 2012, 01:54 PM
Guess this one does not fit either definition. Ah well... Will try to shoot something based on Freeman's definitions.
Hmmm just saw this - neck area seems to need a bit of a redo... Grrrr
Fixed and replaced.
Last edited by Bobobird; 7th April 2012 at 02:28 PM.