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    In Joe's thread here about styles in bird photography (Bird Photography...Photographic Style C&C Appreciated) Dave supplied a url to someones high key technique (http://www.craigjoneswildlifephotogr...hy/2010052161/)

    Though I have not tried out the actual high key work with a camera, I did play around with a shot taken a couple of days ago and came up with somewhat high and low key(ish) versions in pp.

    Worth pursuing?

    Comments welcomed as always.

    1. Colour high key(ish)
    Flamingo

    2. B&W - high key(ish)
    Flamingo

    3. B&W - low key(ish)
    Flamingo
    Last edited by Bobobird; 7th April 2012 at 02:28 PM.

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    Re: Flamingo

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Worth pursuing?
    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.

    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)

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    Re: Flamingo

    Thanks Donald.

    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

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    Last edited by Bobobird; 7th April 2012 at 02:28 PM.

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