A high key image contains predominantly light tones. The histogram of a high key image will be shifted to the right-hand side.

Pro tip

The whites in a high key image will fool the camera’s light meter and you will get an underexposed image if you don’t compensate. Dial the exposure compensation to between +1/3 and +3 stops, depending on the circumstances to keep the whites white.

How you can take a similar image

Lens: Medium telephoto lens.

Settings: Medium aperture. Low ISO.

How: Set the exposure compensation to +1 stop to keep the whites white.

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