We've had many, many requests on portrait shooting. After we finish an event, I'll would ask members of what to shoot next. Many will scream "Portraits!". It seems that many members still want to learn and practice portrait shoots. So here's another one for those who missed the last few shoots on portraiture.
Except this time, we'll be shooting low-key portraits. Low key refers to a style of photography that utilizes dark tones to create a dramatic looking image. Where high key lighting seeks to over light the subject to the point of reduced contrast, low key lighting intensifies the contrast in an image through intensely reduced lighting.
I've chosen Cosco Tower as a location. It's easy to find, and lots of room for shooting. You can get there by tram, bus or MTR.
Here are some samples of low key shots.
And some videos of how to achieve this type of shot.
What you need to bring:
1. Wear nice clothing and do up your hair. No models provided.
2. DSLR or Micro 4/3 camera with hotshoe mount. Any lens will do.
3. Flash units.
4. Sync trigger for off-camera flash.
5. Softbox or honeycomb filter or none. You'll still get a good effect.
6. Bring a stand for your flash, or use your cheap tripod to mount the flash.
Have you ever wished you could find a friend to talk to about photography or to get a review of your work to help you improve your technique? If your answer is 'yes', you've come to the right place.
Here, we have many members who are experienced photographers and can advise you on how to take better pictures. Knowledge is freely shared among members.
At JPG Photography Meetup Group, we organize many photography trips and outings so you can get full use of your camera. You'll also get the chance to discover places in Hong Kong which most locals have not even seen yet. The trips are always fun and you'll make new friends who enjoys photography as much as you do.
We also have fun photo competitions, where you can pit your skills against other members. We have a local magazine that will pay you for your photos if they choose to use them.
All skill levels are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out as a beginner or are already a seasoned pro, you will find a welcoming community.
We have a wide range of ages, nationalities and skill levels. Working with so many different creative people is fulfilling and it gives us that energy to give back to one another.
We have photo events where you learn from experienced photographers for free. We also have events where you get hands on training but pay just a small fee to join.
We welcome everyone who loves photography, no matter who you are! You can join us on Facebook after you've joined here.