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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.

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05-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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I think each technique works well with the expression of it's subject. But I' like the low-key shot very much.
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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
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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

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