Welcome to week 11 of the 52 Week Pet Photography Project Blog Circle! This week’s topic was quite a challenge for me. The topic is “High Key”… and I admit, I had no idea what that means!
After reading several articles and checking in with photography learning websites, the simplest definition that made this “click” for me was: “When a photographs light is exaggerated to the bright end of the spectrum it is called “high key” photography. When it is slanted to the dark end of the spectrum it is called “low key” photography”. I used my histogram to help with with this assignment since I struggled a bit with what my final “goal” for the image and what it was to look like.
Tuesday was my day to tackle this assignment. I only had 1 dog walk in the AM (mom and dad work in hospitals so they don’t get the day off!) due to Blizzard Stella hitting hard! I hoped to have electricity long enough to work with a studio light indoors.
White background paper. Sunroom window light behind the paper and to the right side. White reflector on my right. Alien Bee 800 with a medium soft box on my left.
Lens: Canon 24-70 mm
Treats: Dehydrated Steak
Kota was very cooperative! She was tired after our first jaunt in the snow storm 🙂 She usually despises getting on the seamless paper (I usually place a bed down for her). Today she did a nice job lying right on the paper!
White is definitely a challenge to get “white”.
I upped the exposure in camera exposing for more of the white background. What I ended up doing in post is bringing my highlights and lights a little bit to the right and adding a slight bit of contrast.
Feel free to critique me here! This was very new to me and I’m always looking to learn and improve.
Thank you for stopping by. Next up on our in our blog circle is Rochelle from Dark Sapphire Photography , Nelson , New Zealand. Click on the link at the end of each post and check out some amazing photos on a variety of topics from pet photographer’s around the world! Have a wonderful weekend!