12 Unmissable Tutorials on High Key Photography

High key photography is a technique that can produce some stunning images, but it may not be self evident to many people how to get similar results. The trouble is, where do you start? If you are interested in creating beautiful high key shots, here are 12 unmissable tutorials to get you started and a few shots for inspiration.

High Key Studio Lighting for Small Spaces – Not everyone has a huge space to take their portraits. With this tutorial, learn how you can create the perfect lighting for high key portraits in a limited space.

Momology High Key Photography Tutorial – Momolgy is a fun blog of a mother and photographer. Follow this tutorial for a few basic tips on high key photography in everyday life.

Black and White High Key in Photoshop – If you have a great image already that you’d like to convert to a high key black and white, this tutorial will show just how to do it.

How to Edit High Key Photos – Post processing workflow for high key images. This particular lesson is a video tutorial using Adobe Lightroom.

Stunning High Key Portrait Tutorial – Many times high key photography washes out the detail and gorgeous texture of an image. Learn how to preserve or add them in here.

How to Master High Key Photography for Fashion Photos – High key photos are perfect for fashion photography and are used very often even by large companies. Learn how to master this technique for your fashion shoots.

High Key Photography – Setup and Lighting for the Perfect Shoot – This is a quick video tutorial detailing the equipment, setup, and lighting for a basic DIY high key studio.

High Key Photography Anywhere (Video) – How to create a studio photograph no matter where you happen to be. Very useful for those photos “ruined” by the background!

Create High key photos in Adobe Lightroom – Turn a decent image into a professional-quality high key photo very easily. This is another tutorial in Lightroom.

Setting up Lightroom Presets for High Key – Yet another Lightroom tutorial. This time, learn how to make the high key post process workflow easier by setting high key presets.

Color to High Key Black and White – This is a basic and fun lesson detailing how to take almost any color photo and turn it into a black and white high key photo in Adobe Photoshop.

High Key Camera Techniques – How to create high key photos the easy way – by starting with you camera. Learn some basic techniques to get great base images before worrying about post processing.

These tutorials will give you a great starting place for creating the perfect high key images in almost any situation. If you think we have missed any good tutorials on high key photography, then feel free to post a link to them below.


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Rob was given his first camera (the awesome and powerful Kodak Instamatic of the late 70s) at the age of 5. He still hasn’t quite mastered it. When he isn’t tinkering on the internet updating Light Stalking, he can often be found on his unending quest for the perfect landscape shot. Rob started Light Stalking simply because he loves writing and photography. It grew to be one of the most referenced photography sites in the world. Rob is also the co-founder of Photzy.com and you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and mail as well.

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