52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 13

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 13 | Portrait: High Key

“WEEK 13: Portrait: High Key: Expose to the right and create a light, airy high key portrait.”

For those of you who don’t know “exposing to the right,” it’s when you set your camera settings in a way that the histogram has more information in the right side. That means that the photo will be brighter, in simple terms. It’s also known as High Key photography. If you want me to explain the histogram in-depth in another blog post, let me know in the comments. But for this week’s 52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 13 I’m not going to.

So a couple of weeks ago I went shooting with lovely Louise @louibarbie because she needed photos for her fashion blog. And I took the chance to take one of the portraits exposing to the right to use it for this week’s 52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 13 challenge. I don’t usually do this because even though I do like clean and bright photos, my current style is moodier. So I exposed to the right but tweak some things here and there to make it look like my style still. Also, high-key portraits are more commonly done in a studio + in black and white. This is not my case, I used natural light + color edits.

Either way, I don’t like the look of it, so for my health’s sake, I’m sharing both. The high-key one with a screenshot of the histogram so you can see what it means, and the same photo edited in my own style. So here you go, a High Key portrait of Louise in the streets of Barcelona + my own version. Enjoy!

PS: You can see the whole session with Louise here.

Remember you can find more inspiration at #52weeksab on the gram. 


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