Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
High & Low Key
Posted By: Falcons, 05-03-2008, 09:21 AM

Just playing around in photoshop tonight.
Have one of these in the critique section but I thought I would see what effects I could come up with for a High key portrait and a low key one.

Here are my attempts.

Attached Images

Views: 2,225
05-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
Veteran Member
KrisK10D's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,274
I think each technique works well with the expression of it's subject. But I' like the low-key shot very much.
05-08-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
Veteran Member
LaRee's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,226
You've brought out the eyes in both with your post processing which is important with portrait images. I really love the low key image.
05-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
Damn Brit

I already said I liked the Low Key in your other thread.
I really like the High Key also but I think you overdid the PP just a tiny, tiny bit with the eyes, nose and mouth. To me it has a kind of 3d effect, the facial features seem to 'jut' out from the rest of the picture because the graduation is too steep.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great picture (far better than anything I could come up with at the moment) but try dialing it back a notch or two and I think it could be even better.
Cheers, Gary


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
People Low Key & Creepy FattyMcJ Post Your Photos! 3 03-12-2010 03:29 AM
People High and low key "snapshot" portraits Myoptimism Photo Critique 3 12-01-2009 12:28 PM
People Low-key kevinschoenmakers Post Your Photos! 2 11-19-2009 07:00 AM
K7 High/low key impact on image noise Clarkey Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 10-19-2009 12:46 PM
More Low Key Shots. Getting better at PP metroeloise Post Your Photos! 3 11-26-2008 10:31 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:25 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]