High Key photography is a technique or style of photography where light is used to remove most of the harsh shadows from an image. It sends a cheerful, bright message and is great for beautiful portraits and high quality product photography. High Key photographs usually have a bright background and make the viewer feel happy and positive.
To create a High Key image, you need a bright environment, either indoors with three or four studio lights on a white background or outdoors with bright sunshine. It’s great fun to experiment with and see how eliminating some dark tones from your image can instantly make your image feel more upbeat.
This is a simplified version of High Key photography (for more tips check out Digital Photography School). It can take patience and practice to get the lighting right but for the #MeiPhotoChallenge, just think white background, bright and cheerful to get your photo of the day! x