A low key image consists of predominantly dark tones to create a moody and dramatic looking image. A low-key photo typically has deep shadows, bold colours and strong but few contrasts. The challenge is to try and capture a dark and moody low key photo. You can accomplish this in the studio for example with a strobe light, or outside with moonlight or streetlights. It’s up to you.
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