I was asked to re-shoot something for a customer that had visited a certain high street studio chain recently and so the studio session for this Kent family from Canterbury was high key. A high key effect is two things really. It’s a white background lit separately, stronger than your key or main light by 1-2 stops. The stronger the background lights the greater then potential for light spill (this can be a good or bad thing depending on what you’re trying to achieve). The second part to high key is in adding some additional contrast (at the time or in post production) combined with additional colour saturation – the technique applied by that high street studio chain I mentioned but without the same price tag! To learn more about family portrait studio photography in Kent why not get in touch about booking a session or some some training – in Whitstable, Faversham or Canterbury.
Whitstable Studio family portrait session