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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14 of 15 students recommendSee All

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 graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

PORTFOLIO

www.zmokla.com

www.zmoklaphoto.com

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BOOKS & MAGAZINES

2014 Between photo book, self published with Blurb

2013 Coincidence photo book, self published with Blurb

2011 Best Of Photography 2011 – a book presenting the winning and nominated entries for 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest (Photographer’s Forum Magazine), Serbin Communications Publisher, CA USA

2010 BLOW Photography Magazine, “the blessed face”, pre ­issue, Dublin, Ireland

 

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

2016 Stejjer Imfewha

2015 Life Framer theme 8- “Night Life” competition, shortlisted

2015 121clicks.com

2014 Paragraph Shorts – short story magazine for the iPad

2014 Cameralabs

2013 International Emerging Artist Award, featured in The Award Official Gallery

2013 Decobloog

2013 Tune In Magazine, Malta

2012 The Body Canvas Photography Exhibition, Royal Anthropological Institute in London, featured in the finalists gallery (ChristinaClaytonMaria & Gary)

2010 PLATEFORM magazine, “faces” , Issue 

 

EXIBITIONS

2016 Stejjer Imfewha, the Inquisitors Palace in Birgu, Malta

2015 Kasia Zmokla – Portraiture, Casa Di l’Amuri, Catania, Sicily, Italy

2012 The Body Canvas Photography Exhibition, Royal Anthropological Institute in London, UK

2010 Homeless Gallery, D­Light Studios, Dublin, Ireland

EDUCATION

MA – Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland