Macro Monday: High Key

Monday, August 14th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “High Key.” From this week’s instructions (from Janet Towbin):

This week we will tackle a photographic style known as “high key”. It is a stylistic technique using lighting to get a very white background while not over exposing your main subject. True high key photography is not about overexposure; it is utilizing bright, non-directional lighting while exhibiting a lack of shadows and contrast that we normally desire in our photographs.

There are many tutorials online where you may learn to achieve this high key effect. I will list some of the better ones I have found at the bottom of this post.

In addition, I have put together a gallery of images for you to get inspiration and a sense of what I mean by high key photography. Here are 2 hints: I am looking for a very white background in your photos–which is quite difficult to achieve, and very few shadows–if any.

High Key Anniversary

It’s been a month since I’ve done Macro Monday and I’m so excited to be back to show off my anniversary gift from my husband. I had been wearing a plain silver band purchased from Target for many years (having gotten too heavy to wear my first engagement and wedding rings) and hinted that for our 20th wedding anniversary I would love a simple diamond anniversary band. We had money saved for our amazing trip to Italy (photos coming soon!) so this was a total surprise. Well done, baby… well done. <3<3<3

New Braunfels macro jewelry ring photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/16 | 1/160 | ISO 800

Thanks for looking!


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