Tag Archives: Low Key LIghting

Walking on the Dark Side

We have all photographed those bright spaces full of luxurious daylight poped a few strobes into a softbox or wall and come away with breathtaking shots.  For me there is nothing better to walk into a room like this on an assignment because I know the work has essentially been done for me, all I need to do is get a good angle and open the shutter long enough.  Yet there is another type of space that can crush even the most experienced interior photographers, the low-key room.  A room with little or no ambient light with dark corners and screaming highlights, one in which the tonal range is heavy in the darks and bright highlights and not much in between. What can we do to conquer this type of space?    

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