Welcome to another ‘Photography Terms Explained‘ post. This week I’ll be explaining just what is meant by the phrase ‘High Key’.
High Key means, basically, a photo that is predominantly bright/light – generally with hardly any shadows, and not very contrasty at all (although that’s subjective: a photo can still have quite a bit of contrast and still be classed as high key). Think of a white flower petal lying on a white sheet – that’s high key. But what’s a much better way of explaining just what High Key means? With some photo examples, of course!
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