Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! Ashley of Ramblings and Photos and I will be bringing you a new challenge every week, to stretch your shooting and editing skills. A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial on how to do Low Key Photography. This week I am going to share the opposite, High Key Photography.
With High Key Photography you want little to no shadows in your photo. It can be very useful when trying to highlight a particular product, so that all the focus is on the product. It can also make a photo look very cheery and fun!
Below are a couple of photos I took using the tips.
You will want a white background and a bright room. Then you want to have studio lights or big windows/door and a reflector to help prevent shadows.
As far as camera settings you want to let as much light in as possible when shooting your photo. That may mean using a tripod with a slow shutter speed for still objects. Or a higher ISO and Shutter Speed for fast moving subjects like kids.
You will want to overexpose your shots in camera. Makes less work in post processing. (Which I should have done on my photos)
High Key Lighting is not necessarily just high contrast. It is overall a brighter picture.
When editing you can use the trick that Ashley wrote about here to make the background more white.
Overall you want a bright, mostly shadow free background.