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High Key in Sunlight

In The Kitchen_

It may be cold outside but the sun still is warm as it streams through our kitchen.  A quick portrait in “high key”.  High key is when the histogram is skewed to brighter so that there is essentailly no black in the picture and the luminance is very high across all colors.  I took this photo in aperture mode and set my camera to overexpose by 1 2/3 stops.  This blew out the sunlit kitchen to the right but also allowed for a proper exposure of her face.  If I had let the camera meter the scene the background would have been properly exposed but her face would have been very dark.

Canon 5d mkIII | Canon 85mm f/1.8 | 1/60 sec at f/2.2

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