07 Nov classes in the studio -low key technique
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Low key – photography technique based on choosing the right subjects with a predominance of saturated, dark tones. In this technique, the positive blackness scale is limited to shades of gray and deep black. Hard (or extra hard) and glossy paper are used to develop the photo.
This technique is used primarily for photographs of dark objects, e.g. dark-skinned people, animals with black fur, or with intentions to show a gloomy mood. However, it can also be used to depict landscapes and architecture. It is important in this technique to choose lighting and exposure time so that the exposure is insignificant, yet sufficient for the black elements of the object to cause sufficient exposure of the negative.
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