high-key lighting


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high-key lighting

[′hī ¦kē ′līd·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
In photography, lighting that produces tones that fall mostly between white and gray, with very few dark-gray or black tones.
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Much more attention-getting is film's atmosphere, thick with seedy hideouts and nothing-to-lose soldier-of-fortune types, all brought to vivid life via stunning high-key lighting, deep-space compositions, dynamic canted angles and lots of good old-fashioned process cinematography.
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