*ENTRY* THREAD: DSS#18 (High Key or Low Key)

GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens capCartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
edited February 15, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
Dgrin Sharp Shooters Challenge #18

Welcome to Round #18 of the Dgrin Sharp Shooters Challenges. This challenge is open to any Dgrin member. It will run from Monday, January 26, 08:00am, EST time (GMT -5) to Monday, February 9, 08:00am, EST time (GMT -5).

The topic ready for your interpretation: High Key or Low Key

Your Judges:
sherstone (Winner of DSS Round #16)
Nikolai (Guest Judge)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your entry is to be submitted directly into a Smugmug gallery. It's pretty simple, just go to the gallery link below, and follow the upload instructions at the top of the page: Remember, the basics stay the same: 1 entry per person, and the photo must be fresh, taken during this contest period. Do not use a minimal save method (such as "save for web"), and your exif will be embedded in your image, no worries!

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Emily
Psalm 62:5-6

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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Registered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
  • LlywellynLlywellyn Temperamental Irishwoman Mountain View, CARegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,186
    edited January 26, 2009
    Oh, awesome. Perfect timing. mwink.gif
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    Oooooo.... being pulled out of the comfort zone! I have to say that the more general the topic the harder I find it, so this is Good For Me (if a bit terrifying!)

    Good on ya Emily for continuing to challenge us. After all, that's what it's about! thumb.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    Oh no.... this high key again... :oogle

    At least, thank to Nikolai, I know a little more about this now that I new before (zero) bowdown.gif


    PS: Thank you Pyro for the link rolleyes1.gif
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    Llywellyn wrote:
    Oh, awesome. Perfect timing. mwink.gif

    rolleyes1.gifCan't wait to see what you're planning on cooking up for this one!
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    Glad you're liking the themes. :D I have a whole list that I am now handpicking for each round. I have so many that I am really excited about and I'm trying to save some of my favorites for the warmer weather. mwink.gif

    By the way, this is the last round before the 3rd Mega-Challenge. wings.gif If you haven't already qualified, now's the time to put your very best effort forward! Woohoo! Shoot on, Sharp Shooters!!!:ivar
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • TravisTravis Beachside Grins Registered Users Posts: 1,472 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    These have been great Emily! I just wish that my real job would lighten up a little so I can get back to participating regularly. :cry
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    By the way, this is the last round before the 3rd Mega-Challenge. wings.gif

    eek7.gifhuheek7.gif Already?

    Time sure does fly! :D
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    eek7.gifhuheek7.gif Already?

    Time sure does fly! :D

    yeah I know. It'll be my first one and lemme tell you, I am sccccaaarrrreeeddd!!!!!!!! eek7.gif
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,633 moderator
    edited January 26, 2009
    ooo low key...just what I love to do! sweet!
    *wheels spinning*
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Registered Users Posts: 372 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • leaheleahe Shooter Chick Registered Users Posts: 168 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    Thank you for the link Pyro. I didn't know anything about Low Key and High Key photography until now. When I saw the topic I thought of it in a more literal sense then thought of the personalities of people. I'm sure I will come up with an even different way to think about it when I come back to see this thread again. That's what is so great about this forum. It helps you see in ways you never thought possible.
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2009
    I intentionally added no "blurb" to this one. High key and low key are very much specific photographic techniques, but I also wanted to leave it completely open to other interpretations.
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    I intentionally added no "blurb" to this one. High key and low key are very much specific photographic techniques, but I also wanted to leave it completely open to other interpretations.

    That is what makes this more desirable and more fun!

    thanks!
    tom wise
  • ellarueellarue Hopelessly Devoted Registered Users Posts: 124 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    Yippee!
    I'm BACK!!!

    I'm sooo happy this is the challenge I came back on! When we did this in school, I did a low key portrait. But for this challenge, I decided to do the harder one and go for the snowy white scene.

    I hope I can make it to the finals with this!

    This is a great challenge!wings.gif
  • midimanmidiman johnnytraveler Registered Users Posts: 14 Big grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    I'm a dope
    OOPS.11doh.gif

    I posted a pic and THEN read the rule about it needed to be a recent shot.

    Forgive this newbie the excess of enthusiasm.

    I promise to read the rules next time.

    :hide
    Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 18-250mm, Canon 100-400mm L IS, Sigma 10-12mm, plus way too much othe stuff in my camera bag.

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  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    midiman wrote:
    OOPS.11doh.gif

    I posted a pic and THEN read the rule about it needed to be a recent shot.

    Forgive this newbie the excess of enthusiasm.

    I promise to read the rules next time.

    :hide

    im sure Doc will DQ it for you. also, i think its safe to say you can enter another one, but this time after reading the rules...thumb.gif
    now get to it!
    Aaron Nelson
  • creativedeviancecreativedeviance Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 3 Beginner grinner
    edited January 27, 2009
    I'm looking forward to entering this challenge. This will be a new technique for me. Yeah, for pushing ones self and trying something new.
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    midiman wrote:
    OOPS.11doh.gif

    I posted a pic and THEN read the rule about it needed to be a recent shot.

    Forgive this newbie the excess of enthusiasm.

    I promise to read the rules next time.

    :hide

    Deleted. At least you admitted to it publicly and have avoided the usual wet noodle lashing. :D
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • midimanmidiman johnnytraveler Registered Users Posts: 14 Big grins
    edited January 27, 2009
    Deleted. At least you admitted to it publicly and have avoided the usual wet noodle lashing. :D

    Who's to say I would object to lashing, though? mwink.gif


    Thanks for understanding. I promise, as penance, to tell my students that I failed to read the directions before doing something. They will really enjoy that, the little creeps. :D
    Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 18-250mm, Canon 100-400mm L IS, Sigma 10-12mm, plus way too much othe stuff in my camera bag.

    My SmugMug
    johnnytraveler
  • ellarueellarue Hopelessly Devoted Registered Users Posts: 124 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    This is my first time entering the contest under this new format. How can we see to make sure our image is in there? Everytime I try to look, it doesn't show any images.
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    ellarue wrote:
    This is my first time entering the contest under this new format. How can we see to make sure our image is in there? Everytime I try to look, it doesn't show any images.

    I can see your image, Ellarue - have you tried refreshing the screen after you uploaded? It's there, fwiw. "Milky Way"
  • MalteMalte Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,181 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    ellarue wrote:
    This is my first time entering the contest under this new format. How can we see to make sure our image is in there? Everytime I try to look, it doesn't show any images.

    That's some fantastic customization you've got going on there... bowdown.giflust

    And some very cool selfies too!

    Malte
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited January 28, 2009
    ellarue wrote:
    This is my first time entering the contest under this new format. How can we see to make sure our image is in there? Everytime I try to look, it doesn't show any images.
    So I have to admit to some snooping, after Malte commented about your photo site...

    And I was tickled pink that for your 365 project, you gave a nod to Australia Day! Have you been? Do you have a connection, or are you just "worldly" in your observance of holidays?

    (although, you should have done it a day earlier if you wanted to do it right blbl.gif)
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • brocotbrocot Major grins Registered Users Posts: 164 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    High Key or Low Key
    Sorry,

    my English is not so good, mwink.gif
    "High Key or Low Key" a hint please ?

    The dictionary was not very helpful in this case.
    I hope the pictures will be better than my English wings.gif
    D7200/Nikon AF-S DX Nikkon 10-24mm/10-24dx/105mm prime/Nikon 200-500sb900/
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  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    brocot wrote:
    Sorry,

    my English is not so good, mwink.gif
    "High Key or Low Key" a hint please ?

    The dictionary was not very helpful in this case.
    I hope the pictures will be better than my English wings.gif

    From your website name I think you are Belgian (?) but I speak no Dutch and my French isn't good enough to translate technical terms ...

    "High key" is a picture that is mostly extreme light tones and highlights and "low key" is a picture that is mostly dark tones and shadows. This link http://www.diyphotography.net/lighti...ey-and-low-key has a clear explanation.

    Hope this helps!
  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    brocot wrote:
    Sorry,

    my English is not so good, mwink.gif
    "High Key or Low Key" a hint please ?

    The dictionary was not very helpful in this case.
    I hope the pictures will be better than my English wings.gif

    in a nutshell, its stressing your ability to expose an image using the light. high key is the ability to show no shadows with the bg blownout....
    lowkey is mostly shadows with the bg black.....

    my .01 cent worth of info...
    Aaron Nelson
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    brocot wrote:
    Sorry,

    my English is not so good, mwink.gif
    "High Key or Low Key" a hint please ?

    The dictionary was not very helpful in this case.
    I hope the pictures will be better than my English wings.gif

    We have an expression in English that says "A picture is worth a thousand words". So with that in mind, here is a link to some examples:

    http://www.worth1000.com/stories/thread.asp?cid=13974&eid=439696


    Here are some low key image examples:

    http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=3&q=low+key+images&btnG=Search+images

    And, here are even better examples that were provided by Pyro in an earlier thread:

    http://www.diyphotography.net/lighti...ey-and-low-key
  • ellarueellarue Hopelessly Devoted Registered Users Posts: 124 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    divamum wrote:
    I can see your image, Ellarue - have you tried refreshing the screen after you uploaded? It's there, fwiw. "Milky Way"

    That helps! I still can't see any others... has no one else entered yet?
  • ellarueellarue Hopelessly Devoted Registered Users Posts: 124 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2009
    Malte wrote:
    That's some fantastic customization you've got going on there... <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/bowdown.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >lust

    And some very cool selfies too!

    Malte

    Thank ya dude! I have really worked my hiney off on that site. I love how smugmug lets you literally customize to your hearts content. It's the top reason I haven't gone to an all flash site. I <3 smugmug.

    Thanks about the selfies too!
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