A low key image contains predominantly dark tones. The histogram of a low key image will be shifted to the left-hand side.
When photographing low key images, remember to underexpose the camera by dialling the exposure compensation to between -1/3 and -3 stops, depending on the circumstances. If you don’t compensate, the black tones will come out grey instead of black.
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Last modified: September 18, 2016