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Look What We Can Do…In Digital Photography

 Low and High Key

Why hello hello everyone! This is our first post about class projects. This week, because the project was due on October 15th, we decided to go with the Intro to Digital Photography Class’ most recent project: Taking one photograph that was a ‘high key’ image, and one photograph that was a ‘low key’ photograph. If you don’t know what ‘high key’ or ‘low key’ are, hold on a moment, we will get to that in a moment. First, let’s see if you can guess by the pictures posted, what the difference between high and low key are.

If you guessed that the images with white or light tones are high key and that the images with dark tones or black backgrounds are low key, then you are correct! Unfortunately there are no prizes for getting the answer correctly, so a good job will have to do. So…good job. A high key photograph is as if the camera has an overexposure while taking the photograph of an object, in turn making the background to the object white; while a low key photograph is taken with an underexposure while photographing and object which causes the background behind the object to be black. Ms. Conner (the professor of the class) says that she assigns this assignment for students so that way they can get a sense of over and underexposure, and also to be aware of the light around the object because sometimes, even the meter on an object can be wrong.

Well, that is the first post for “Look What We Can Do”! Continue to stay tuned to see what our next report on class projects are!

(These photos are photos that different students within the class have turned in to the class. A big thank you to Cynthia Owsley for her rose photos, Jenny Ruby for the photos of the pearls, Cullen Mosemeyer for the photos of the leaves, and Ricardo Juarez for the photos of the origami flower and the font picture with the giant X in it, but thank you all for allowing us to post pictures of your work. )

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