First Try - created by smokebigbird


First Try
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all advice welcomed (5 years and 1879 days ago)

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

It would have been better if you had managed to keep the background completely white. When you asked the questions, I tried goggle to see if I could find any really good descriptions of High Key, and the more I read the more confused I got.
To my mind a High Key image is very light, shadowless, but still with some (very few) real blacks.
However you will find many different ideas of what High Key is.
Try a bit more contrast in you image and straighten the candle.
Good Luck

author says:

Thanks.. i to was very confused reading how to do this.... I think my background didnt stay white as it was very creased... but will keep trying.

avatar UncleJimmy

You are on the right track here with this shot. Hi Key lighting is best described as lighting that eliminates most or all of the "modeling" or 3D shadowing of traditional 2 or 3 light setups. Most of the shadows here are gone, but I think the the problem with the BG is as friiskiwi said, due to not enough light on it. If you're using PS or PSE, try a levels adjustment. Take the middle slider to about 1.10 or 1.15 and the right (whites) slider to about 245 or 250...that should correct some of the grey issues with the BG

Good Luck and well done for a first attempt author.

EDIT: I forgot to add, that until you get the hang of it, it often helps to over-expose your initial by a stop or so...

author says:

Thanks so much itsmymoment....I am new to PSE9 n cant find leve so I hope I did it right....again thank u for ur time.

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

definitely better

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