2. Low key lighting

Low key lighting is a style of lighting used in photography. It is mainly used in a studio for doing portraits. Low key lighting accentuates the contours of the person or object by creating dark mysterious shadows. The idea behind low key lighting is simple: dark tones, minimal lighting and emphases of certain parts of the subject. Low key photographs are normally very simple looking and plain. However they are not boring, they manage to create a mood and energy to photograph without it having to be extremely eye catching.


~ by hmsteel on April 24, 2011.

One Response to “2. Low key lighting”

  1. I love low key lighting. It can either make the subject look dark and mysterious, or make them stand out more than they would with other elements in the background with normal lighting.

    Thanks for your post.

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