Round 39 Reveals – Key

October 21, 2023

High Key / Low Key

This round we through an extra challenge at the Scavengers. One word for all categories, but with 9 different composition tools/rules/guidelines.

This category we gave photographers the choice between creating a High Key or Low Key image. As the album illustrates, the mood created by the two styles are very different. High Key is light and airy, shadows are rarely fully black – but the whites aren’t blown out either. Low key is the exact opposite. If you look at a histogram, a high key is heavily on the right side, and low key the left side.

Featured Image by Julie Mattson

Number of Images

Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ from what you find acceptable or normal. We are here to learn, support, and push ourselves creatively. Out of the box thinking is highly encouraged.


  • To search the album by photographer’s name use the search bar at the head of the album view.
  • To see images at higher resolution, click on any thumbnail to open up the slideshow view.
  • In slideshow view leave comments by clicking on the caption button below each image.
  • View on a desktop computer for the best experience.

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy

    Soooo cool! Congrats to Julie for featured photo!



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