Exposure, high key and low key lighting

These shots were taken with a Canon Rebel Xsi; aperture priority; ISO = 200; Spot metering; lens 17-85 mm.
I don’t think I have this correct yet, but will try again later.  I will not be able to finish the February lesson due to some unforseen family medical issues.  I will, however, get back on track in March and finish both February and March.  I probably will not be able to attend Monday’s HH Photo Club meeting.

26 mm; F/4.5; 1/250 sec.; spot metering; EV + 2.  Photo shot using natural sunlight coming in from window to right.

85 mm; F/5.6; 1/60 sec.;  spot metering; EV +2.  Photo shot using natural light behind subject.

85 mm; F/5.6; 1/800 sec.; spot metering; EV -2.  Photo shot with natural light behind subject fading.
Thanks:  PatW

0 thoughts on “Exposure, high key and low key lighting”

  1. Thanks Ed. I won’t spend a lot of time trying to get my posts exactly lined up at this time. I will get better eventually. My high key and low key expamples were not exactly what I wanted to accomplish so I will revisit them later on. I was also more pleased with the high key, but did want something a little more creative. I will try again. Pat

  2. Pat,
    In my opinion, the high key images work better than the low key in your examples. Low key, in general, needs more than silhouettes. However, it’s all subjective when viewing “creative work” and I’m sure there are some who will like your low key. The question with creative images is “Is the result what you want?”. I assume by your remarks, the answer is no – or yes with reservations. That means – back to the drawing board 😉

  3. Pat,
    Don’t worry about it. The page (this one, not the one you edit/create your post with at the dashboard) is only about 450 pixels wide. It usually requires manual editing of the image width, alignment and placement to get several to fit in a single row.
    For example – the standard thumbnail for a horizontal is 150 pixels. Three will fit in one row IF you don’t put anything between them – and there should be at least one space for separation between thumbnails. A space takes about 5 pixels (or 10 for 2, one between each image) and now your row is 460 wide (150+5+150+5+150). To get things to fit you must manually adjust each image’s width after inserting it into your draft post. You do this by clicking on the image, click the edit symbol, choose the advanced option, then manually change the 150×100 to something like 144×96 (for each image). Setting the alignment to None may help also.
    As you can see, it’s work (take a look at my last post and you can see that it took a lot of fiddling). For an assignment, unless you want to, don’t bother so long as viewers can follow what you’ve done.

  4. Can someone tell me why my posts come out with this weird spacing? When I type them and insert the pictures, they are in an orderly fashion with the text below the pictures.

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