Monday, July 23, 2012

Daikanon #48 - High Key

Sendai Daikanon

From Wikipedia:
High-key lighting is a style of lighting for film, television, or photography that aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. This was originally done partly for technological reasons, since early film and television did not deal well with high contrast ratios, but now is used to suggest an upbeat mood. It is often used in sitcoms and comedies. High-key lighting is usually quite homogeneous and free from dark shadows. The terminology comes from the key light (main light).[citation needed]

The challenge was to do a shot in high key, and the Daikanon with a cloudy background gave me a great opportunity.