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Old 08-06-2017, 01:43 PM
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Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

WC Darkroom Topic Challenge (C&C’s encouraged but not required)

Topic: High Key
Sometimes I feel that certain topics may be more challenging than others and this might possibly be one of them. But it shouldn't be too overwhelming for enthusiasts with your talent.
Here are several websites that might be helpful to explain the technique and also a recent image I took that is similar to the image I used for the "shoe" challenge from the previous Shutterbug Pub's challenge. To get this effect, I placed the shoes on satin in a home made white box.

https://www.photoworkout.com/high-key-photography/

http://shutterstoppers.com/high-key-...natural-light/

https://www.lightstalking.com/16-rad...y-photography/

Creating High Key in Photoshop:
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/b...photoshop-4903



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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

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close? NO.
Perfect? YES
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Solo Rose

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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

Great work, ladies.

Lorell, the baby shoes bring back memories - thanks.

Mary, yours is exquisite and very much like Lorell's rose (if either is flipped), which is equally beautiful.

Subtlety isn't my strong point so I'll probably struggle with this Challenge. But that's not a bad thing; because it'll force me out of my comfort zone.
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beautiful rose photo! thanks!

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Same shoot, different take.

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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

Nice shots Lorell my fave is the solo rose. Mary; good shot, maybe lower the vibrance some more??

This was a candid photo taken in a park. The mom had on a white shirt, and she was holding her baby so that her shirt was behind it. It made for a good high key setup. It took a bit of Photoshop work to finish off the effect.

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These are wonderful.

Wayne, yours is exceptional. Great work!
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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

Made the attempt to do a high key photo - not sure if I achieved it

Here is the first one that I shot - only adjustment was that I cropped it




The second photo of the same shot I cropped and adjusted it for color - tried to remove as many shadows as possible



Did I achieve it ? What could I have done differently? Would appreciate any feedback you would like to provide.


Love the photos posted and the challenge. Always trying to learn.

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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

beautiful baby and fruit!

Wayne, thanks for that suggestion! (had to google vibrance)
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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

Hi - I have a question regarding rechargeable batteries for the Nikon D-5000 I was hoping someone might be able to answer.

My question is when I purchased my camera a long time ago I got two rechargeable Nikon batteries at that time. They are now starting to run down and I was checking on the prices to replace. Of course the Nikon battery is quite expensive so I was looking at batteries from other manufacturers but am now confused by the negative reviews on them.

I wondered if anyone has found a substitute battery for Nikon that works as well but doesn't cost as much?

Sorry to bother you with this question but wasn't sure who else I could ask.

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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

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beautiful baby and fruit!

Wayne, thanks for that suggestion! (had to google vibrance)
I don't want to hijack this thread so I started a new one on vibrance. You can see it here
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Re: Darkroom Topic Challenge #32, High Key, August 6-19, 2017

Wayne,
Thanks for providing a link to the thread on Saturation vs. Vibrance. I seldom use Saturation anymore. And now that I have a variety of editing softwares, I notice that they give you the option of using either or.

The profile of the child is an excellent example of using High Key in Portraiture Photography. It appears to be most commonly used in that type of photography as well as Product Photography. I love how you left the slight hint of blue in the eyes attracting the viewer to the most important element in a portrait, the eyes. Bravo, thanks for sharing this fine example.

Barbara,
Way to go, lady. You set this image up effectively, especially with the way the cherries were placed asymmetrically in the glass and how you added the three cherries at the bottom of the composition to create and anchor. I like how the berries appear through the glass, very interesting. The one problem that I feel is that you have too many blown out areas. I see that you took it with a flash which is probably attached to the top of your camera. Using that flash makes it tough to minimize blown out areas. Maybe you could have used a white card and tried to bounce the light off the ceiling. But that still would have been hard and resulted in creating deeper shadows.

It looks like you studied some of the examples in the web links and got to say, you did a nice job. If you are able, you could turn the exposure down in your camera before you take the shot. Experiment with the exposure compensation button on the top of your camera. I think you can do this in your Nikon 5000, I can do it in my 5100.

The blown our areas make the stem and base of the goblet disappear on my screen. I still really like what you did here, the idea, the set up, and your finished product. Good job, Barbara.

RE: KNOCK-OFF batteries.
I too wanted to save money and bought some Knock-Off batteries. The one brand, BOWER, has performed very well. I have not noticed too much of a difference in the amount of power compared to a NIKON battery. There might be slightly less power in the Bower, but I never did an absolute test. On the other hand, I bought a WASABI-POWER battery. Although when I first started using it, it performed well, all of a sudden it started to be difficult for it to slide smoothly in an out of the battery hole. I cannot understand why that should be since the shape is identical to the Nikon battery. But there is something that changed over time with this knock-off battery.
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