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Low-Key Photography for Beginners – Enter the Dark Side

Low Key portraits are full of drama, not the thing you might do when photographing your gran but certainly your grand dad. But you can use low key lighting in a number of waus to add that special atmosphere and drama to your images. This article By has a  good range of example but also is a technique rich tutorial

“Low-key photography is a terrific challenge for both the novice and the experienced. It is a very simple technique that brings instant drama to an image but could take a lifetime to master. Like most other forms of photography, it is all about illumination and elimination.”

(Hand Print by qwikrex on Flickr)

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