1/2 Lighting Style in Photography - Low Key Effect

Kasia Zmokla, Photographer & Designer | www.zmokla.com

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Intro

      2:06
    • Origins: Chiaroscuro Painting Technique

      2:28
    • Set Your Camera

      3:04
    • Play With Lighting

      4:27
    • Don't Forget About the Background

      2:03
    • Ready? Steady? Shoot!

      4:19

About This Class

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Get inspired by Renaissance Masters and translate the Chiaroscuro oil panting technique into photography medium.

In this class we will explore one of the most dramatic lighting styles in photography - a Low Key technique. The class is packed with examples of Low Key portraiture, since it is my favourite shooting style. I love the simple setup, as with just one source of light (it can be a window covered woth a white sheet to diffuse the sunlight) I can entirely focus on my subject.

It takes time to get efficient - but, well... this relates to mastering anything!

To shoot in a low-key style is relatively easy, no need for any elaborate lighting setup.

All you need is:

  • a dark space
  • and just one light source - and it can be literally ANY light source - you can use a table lamp, open door and work with light coming through form a second room or use your computer’s screen as a soft-box.

The class is going to be fun, I’ll help you with some creative ideas and tips, so after completing the lessons you will have an impressive moody photo to share with your friends.

Ready? Let’s get started!

Kasia

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16 of 17 students recommendSee All

The class was very easy to follow with lots of examples, which is great. I also enjoyed the intro on how this is connected to early painting techniques.
Awesome, good amount of theory, good amount of history, on point instructions and word of experience. You cannot expect anything more.

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Kasia Zmokla

Photographer & Designer | www.zmokla.com

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design

Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator. Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is the founder of Digital Art Classes. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo.

Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and gradua...

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