Virtual Digital Night

In Search of the Perfect Flower Photograph
January 28, 2021
Tech Q&A Night
February 10, 2021
As the winter months move on, many of us are doing less outdoors which made me think about some indoor photographic challenges that we could work on. What came to mind was high key and low key lighting photography. As both of these lend themselves to indoor photography, outdoor photography can achieve different yet similar results. High key images (very illuminated subjects) and low key images (darker images with minimal illumination of the subject) can invoke very different emotional responses and require different artistic representation, camera settings and post processing skills. The other category this month, is a suggestion from Rita, which is all about water in it’s many forms–H2O.To quote JasenkaG in her online article about ‘understanding light‘, “Low key photography…is all about illumination and elimination. A low key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colors. Like high key images, low key photography conveys atmosphere and mood. But where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key is usually dramatic and full of mystery. And where high-key lighting over-lights the subject to reduce contrast, low key lighting creates striking contrasts through reduced lighting. Shadows are now the primary element of the composition.” There are a number of websites and examples of both genres on the internet. Your challenge is to create one or both and submit for us to enjoy.

The H2O category is all about the many and varied forms of water; rain, snow, sleet, ice, frost, vapour, etc. I recently learned about a less common type of water called “hair ice” also known as “frost beard” or “ice wool”. It looks like fine strings of white filaments but when touched they melt. Scientists discovered in 2015 that a fungus is responsible for it’s formation and that it grows on specific types of wood in northern forests. Get creative and share your water images.

Last but not least is our ‘Open’ category where you can submit any image you’d like to discuss or get feedback on.

Categories are: High Key Lighting (High), Low Key Lighting (Low), Water Forms (H2O) and Open.

Note: Each member can submit up to 3 images for each of the 4 categories.

Members can also send short slideshows or videos.

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Remember, for the best display quality, images should be resized to a maximum width of 1920 pixels and a maximum height of 1080 pixels. This may not be possible with cell/tablet images so please send us the largest image possible, up to the limits indicated above.

It is important to name your files as shown below so that they can be sorted and everyone’s image can be shown.

High Key Lighting (High)
–   High-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

Low Key Lighting (Low)
–   Low-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

Water Forms (H2O)
–   H2O-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Open-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Vid_YourName_VideoTitle
–   Slide_YourName_SlideshowTitle

Images/videos/slideshows should be submitted to by 12:00pm, noon on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

See you online and thanks for submitting images!

Holly Egan