July 2021 : Low-key Photography
Low key photography is a terrific challenge for both the novice and the experienced. It is a very simple technique that brings instant drama to an image but could take a lifetime to master. Like most other forms of photography, it is all about illumination and elimination.
A low key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colors. Like high key images, low key photography conveys atmosphere and mood. Low key lighting creates striking contrasts through reduced lighting. Shadows are now the primary element of the composition.
Here is a useful article : Welcome to the Dark Side
Please feel free to shoot anything for this month’s challenge, but if you struggle to think of any subject to work on, I still provide a photography brief as an alternative option.
Photography Brief : Floating Suger on a Cup
In this practise, we are expecting the members to produce exactly the same image as shown below. (you can use a different colored background but it has to be dark for low-key)
Here is the tutorial video which should includes everything you need to create the above shot