The difference between high key and low key lighting

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:43 PM EDT


Portrait photographer Daniel Norton has shared a helpful little video through Adorama’s YouTube channel. In it, he breaks down high key and low key lighting, two common lighting styles that make for dramatically different results.

Coming in at just shy of three minutes, the video breaks down a few common misconceptions about high key/low key photography and explains a few tips for getting quality results when working with the two styles.

It’s a great refresher for those familiar with lighting styles and a wonderful resource for those just getting into lighting techniques. Press play and take some notes.

For more behind the scenes and educational videos, check out Adorama’s YouTube channel.

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