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    Default ideas and themes for low key portraits

    No cockadoodledoo talk here.if i do not mind the TCSS, i would have started the thread in kopitiam.

    since there are so many days for CNY, i'm thinking of shooting some low key portraits.
    as my studio knowlegde is very limited,
    i need themes and ideas to go about doing it.
    please throw me some suggestions, and poses.

    TIA.

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    Default Re: ideas and themes for low key portraits

    Would like to help..but not too sure what kind of "low key" u wanted..Can elaborate more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    Would like to help..but not too sure what kind of "low key" u wanted..Can elaborate more?
    low key= dark,dim lightings?

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    use IR!
    (i'm serious)

    [oops, i just noticed you said studio, maybe cannot]

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    use IR!
    (i'm serious)

    [oops, i just noticed you said studio, maybe cannot]
    i dunno how to shoot IR and i'm not interested in IR images other than for landscapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    low key= dark,dim lightings?
    Low key does not just refer to lighting. It is the background and clothing colour too.

    I hope you don't mean underexposing by the "dim" lighting. It's more on playing with the lighting ratios.

    BC
    Last edited by Scaglietti; 16th February 2007 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    Low key does not just refer to lighting. It is the background and clothing colour too.

    I hope you don't mean underexposing by the "dim" lighting. It's more on playing with the lighting ratios.

    BC
    ya i know.
    thanks.
    any suggestions?

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    so sad...no suggestions.

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    Hi

    For all that is still confuse with low-key...here it is...typically low key = high contrast..

    From wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-key_lighting

    As for suggestion we can try to do some low key potrait in my studio..heehee...hand itchy too. PM me if interested.

    Thanx
    Pierce

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierceteo View Post
    Hi

    For all that is still confuse with low-key...here it is...typically low key = high contrast..

    From wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-key_lighting

    As for suggestion we can try to do some low key potrait in my studio..heehee...hand itchy too. PM me if interested.

    Thanx
    Pierce

    That is interesting can I join.

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    Low key .. long time didnt shoot that ...

    I will be glad to join ..
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    nudes would be great for low key

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    Default Re: ideas and themes for low key portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by pierceteo View Post
    Hi

    For all that is still confuse with low-key...here it is...typically low key = high contrast..

    From wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-key_lighting

    As for suggestion we can try to do some low key potrait in my studio..heehee...hand itchy too. PM me if interested.

    Thanx
    Pierce
    These look great. Would love to join if anyone is organising one.

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    eh...try low key one some MEN...it'd bring out the maniness in them i suppose...

    else there's always goth, csi like stuff eh...

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    Default Re: ideas and themes for low key portraits

    hmm... MEN, yes anyone with the 6-pack?
    yes no need to show the face.

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    Default Re: ideas and themes for low key portraits

    Below should be low key I beleive sorry it wasn't execuated the way it should be.

    CS famous male moder



    Cheers
    Last edited by longkangman; 20th February 2007 at 10:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness View Post
    eh...try low key one some MEN...it'd bring out the maniness in them i suppose...

    else there's always goth, csi like stuff eh...
    Yah, gothic is a gd idea.

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    Default Re: ideas and themes for low key portraits

    is this considered low-key?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    is this considered low-key?

    abosolutely gorgeous.
    when i look at low key pics, it takes my heart entirely...

    nice SHOT!

    nitpick:but the background like a human headshot showing the forehead and ear.
    Last edited by jeanie; 21st February 2007 at 08:38 AM.

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