DogShotz Photography | Project52/week17/Low Key

Project52/week17/Low Key

April 28, 2017  •  5 Comments

Indianapolis, IN



Week 17

Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project

Theme: "Low Key"


Each week a group of professional pet photographers band together & challenge themselves to create new images based on a common theme. These images are then shared in each photographers blog (on Fridays). A "blog circle." is formed as each photographer links to another member's blog at the bottom of their post. If you love looking at beautiful pet photographs be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the link to take you to the next very talented photographer. Keep going until you land back here and you will have come full circle!


This week were going over to the dark side with our theme of  "Low Key".  If you've been following along, you may remember that back in week 11 we created the very opposite with our high key imagesLow key lighting is all about the dark tones combined with reduced, selective lighting to create great contrast. If done well this style provides mood, drama and even mystery. 

I originally set up to do this outside but winds were gusting up to 25 mph so I did the sensible thing and moved back indoors. It was midday so I closed down all the blinds in the room and used a piece of black colored fleece fabric which I positioned on the back of a kitchen chair and slid a fairly large Amazon box (which fortunately had just been delivered!) underneath it on the floor.  I used my speed light with a Magmod sphere modifier which I positioned camera left because there was a table to my right. I coaxed Teddy onto the hidden box after getting the lighting close using his lambkins stuffy which is very similar in color.  It was a very sophisticated set up haha! With Teddy in place I experimented with all kinds of variations of the lighting power and positions and distances and these are 2 I favored. I like how his tail caught the light and is exposed from the shadows - I think I like them mostly though because he is my dog. I love when his hair grows in to this length and he looks scruffy! I guess its time to schedule him at the groomers for his spring "do". I would truly love to do more of this style with a studio set up!  What do you think? Do you like one more than the other?


Next, lets check out the Low Key images of Cahlean Klenke in St. Cloud MN with About A Dog Photography.

Until next week,


DogShotz Photography




Gorgeous ,I to like the first one the best
Teddy is so adorable! I love the first image because the expression is priceless!
Great job! I have a "studio" in my basement, but my setup for my shoot wasn't all that much different. LOL!
Adorable! I think I like the first because his eyes are better seen, but he can't take a bad picture. Great job, Linda!
I love the tail peeking out too!! He's precious!
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