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Photo Contest: Submit Your Low Key Images

Category: Contest, Video
Mar 18

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Photo Contest: Low Key

The theme for this week’s photo contest is low key photography! What makes a photo low key, exactly? The technical definition describes a low key image as an image with dominant dark values. The photos below are great examples low key photography. If you have an amazing, dark photograph make sure to submit it for the chance to win a Phlearn PRO of your choice!

Photo by Gregory Crewdson

Photo by Mathieu Drut

Photo by Erik Almas

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Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

Legal
By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on Phlearn.com, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote Phlearn.com. We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

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  • Bill H

    My submission for Low Key… “Time Keeps On Slipping”

  • baarnijs

    Hi!
    This is my submisson, I did this a while back, when I had fun investigating what kind of stuff people leave in their alleys, so while i was doing that “investigation” I also did a self-portrait of myself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.ferrede Scott Ferrede

    Here is my pic

  • Sophie Palmier

    Hello,

    here is my entry.

  • Dylan Osborne

    My submission:

  • http://www.joeysee.com/ Joey Cardella

    He’s got your back. His back?

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.lister Justin Lister

    Here is mine…

  • http://www.facebook.com/therealharts Harts Ortiz

    one of my fans told me to submit so i am. cool site! ill be on here more! here is my submission

  • http://www.facebook.com/KABSPHOTOGRAPHY Kris Medeiros-Braun Kabsphotog

    Here’s my submission,
    Shot this on valentine’s day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=692465682 Miguel A. Romero

    Hi!, this is my submission… they are somme PhD students from my ex-lab (www.isir.fr)

  • Atrej

    Hi, this is my submission

  • Guest

    My Submission

  • Guest

    my submission

  • Tobias Scott
  • Roman
  • Thomas Popple

    Was taking this for the contest when I was visited by a feathered friend. The owl almost looks like part of the statue.

  • Jeff

    My Submission

  • http://www.photopathway.com Greg Brave

    Here is my submission, it is called “The Samurai Look” :)

  • Karl Maskos

    Film noir self portrait as inspired by PHlearn

  • http://www.jeffwallacephotographer.com/ Jeff Wallace

    Heres mine

  • martaslens

    Hi , My submission for low key contest.

  • http://www.mohammedismail.com/ Mohammed Ismail

    Hello everyone :) Here is my submission.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcin.dudojc Marcin Dudojć

    Hi there as requested submission bellow hope you like it

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/053/d/e/you_don_t_say_by_marcindudojc-d5vuza2.jpg

    Edited – since for some reason I cant upload my image I will just leave link here :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcin.dudojc Marcin Dudojć

    Hello

    Since for some reason I cant upload my photo I will leave link to it here:

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/053/d/e/you_don_t_say_by_marcindudojc-d5vuza2.jpg

    Hopefully you will enjoy it

  • sally

    With 3 days into Spring it’s 3 degrees above freezing and too cold to go outside.

  • sally

    photo

  • Guest

    Here’s the photo…

  • Guest

    photo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004198630110 Facebook User

    Good Morning from sunny Cape Town, South Africa. Its already monday, but we are a few hours ahead, so Im hoping to squeeze my submission in!? Its part of a series I did for a project last year and I would love to see what you would do do it. Hope its low key enough! The rest of the series (titled: Days Like None Before) and more can be viewed on my facebook page for whoever may be interested.

    With thanks, Sven Kristian.

    http://www.facebook.com/svenkristianphotography

  • Guest

    Hi guys! Here’s my interpretation of a low key portrait. Shot with two speedlites, one octa up left as key and one silver umbrella down left for fill. The background is a bright white seamless but since I fethered the light away from the model, the background barely catches any light and turns dark grey.

  • michel molder

    Hi guys! Here’s my interpretation of a low key portrait. Shot with two speedlites, one octa up left as key and one silver umbrella down left for fill. The background is a bright white seamless but since I fethered the light away from the model, the background barely catches any light and turns dark grey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronaldibarra Ron Ibarra

    Very lovely ambience!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=692465682 Miguel A. Romero

    OK.. this time it worked lol
    this is my submission… they are somme PhD students from my ex-lab (www.isir.fr)

  • patrick pollmeier
  • Guest

    Dark Knight
    Here is my submission for the low key contest.
    Check my work on http://www.abhishekkhorgade.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhishek.khorgade Abhishek Khorgade

    Dark Knight
    Here is my submission for the low key contest.
    Check my work on http://www.abhishekkhorgade.com

  • Guest

    Here is my submission, hope you enjoy

  • Guest

    here’s mine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julienandthepack Julien Laperriere

    Here’s mine!

  • Ness

    my beautiful friend skye…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ml.siew.7 Ml Siew

    Potrait

  • http://www.facebook.com/glice.galac Glice Galac
  • Guest
  • Oram Dannreuther

    Ready to take of / Oram S. Dannreuther

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucian.olteanu.9 Lucian Olteanu

    My image-Industrial

  • inLowLight.ro

    Zero Photoshop on this one! A place I have visited almost every night (by jogging) but only when it had fog and that specific light on it came out to life… Hope you like it!

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