Week 46 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 tasked us with the theme of “high key.” High key photography is typically characterized by a stark white background. High key photography blows out the shadows with the bright light, thereby creating low contrast. It lends itself well to black & white photography, but is also great for color. Not all high key photography has to be with stark white surround, but I like the cleaner look that it provides. For my high-key photography project this week, I used a white backdrop and a white reflective board for the floor. 

The image retains some shadows underneath Mr. Bojangles, because they are what anchors him to the floor; without the shadows he would look like he was floating in space. I also converted this same image to black & white.

Now, for more high key, head over to Pennsylvania’s I Got the Shot Photography, which is the next and final stop in this week’s blog circle of two. Hopefully, we will have more participants next week.

If you would like to book a high key or any other pet portrait session, please use the hot pink “BOOK NOW” button to the right of this post or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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