Monday, May 20 @ 7pm

Zoom Meeting – Greg Holden

High-Key/Low Key photos add impact to your image by creating a strong contrast between lights and darks.  Typically, high-key photos have large amounts of pure white with no shadows, while low-key is the opposite with lots of dark space occupying your frame.  Great photos of this type are achieved intentionally through camera settings during image capture, although you can further emphasize the effect in post-processing.  This is one of the times where “breaking the rules” and blowing out highlights or clipping shadows is expected!  

Greg will provide some examples of both B&W and color images utilizing this technique and explain what camera settings he used.  While this presentation will focus on high-key photos, Greg will also show some examples of low-key photos to emphasize the difference.

Zoom meeting opens at 6:30 pm for a social time before the presentation. Visitors are always welcome.

Presented by Greg Holden

Greg Holden is a photographer from Longmont, Co who uses his photography to share with others how he sees the world. He enjoys creative photos of little scenes often overlooked by others rather than postcard landscapes. Although he won’t pass by a chance to photograph a beautiful landscape or a tranquil sunset, he’d rather be exploring abandoned places and capturing the details of the layers of paint and rust on a discarded automobile.  

Greg enjoys searching used bookstores for photo collections and has over 180 books (as of Oct 2023) on and about photography.  He finds inspiration from master photographers and a wide range of subjects, such as: the close-up beach studies by Minor White, the early portraiture of Steichen and Stieglitz, and street scenes by Andre Kertesz.  He enjoys teaching others and sharing his passion for photography and speaks at camera clubs near his home in the greater Denver area, but also speaks and judges virtually to clubs across the US. You can see Greg’s work on his website