Imagecraft Bootcamp: Highkey

If you follow this blog, you’re familiar with The Photo Rehab, our community of photography enthusiasts, amateurs, and professionals, sharing photos and learning from each other.

You probably know that the Photo Rehab hosts a weekly challenge to use your creative juices – the Cover Makeover –  hosted by  Desley from Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and me. The Photo Rehab also offers three monthly features:

What perhaps you haven’t heard of yet, is that Mitch Zeissler has accepted to host on a weekly basis, the Imagecraft Bootcamp at the Photo Rehab. What is it? Here is what Mitch has to say:

“Everything related to photography — composition, landscapes, people portraits, animal portraits, architecture, film, street photography, color, black and white, digital, gear, film processing, post-processing on the computer, whatever is of current interest in the photo media, etc.  The list is endless.  Think of it as being somewhat similar to the WordPress Photo 101 course, but a bit more advanced (actually quite a bit more) and with more meat to it — plus additional content that we plan to develop over time.”

If you are keen to keep learning from a pro like Mitch, and practice with his invaluable guidance, the Imagecraft is your choice. Check it out!

Now that you’re updated, I’ll share with you my first entries for the Imagecraft Bootcamp.

This week’s challenge was to practice High Key technique. In Mitch’s post you will find the ‘recipe’.

Come and join us!

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21 thoughts on “Imagecraft Bootcamp: Highkey

    1. You can’t imagine how happy you make me to show up here! Welcome back my dearest Jo!
      I was telling my husband yesterday that I was going to check your blog again to find your whereabouts! Missed you!
      Now I know you are having great fun in Poland!
      The family? It’s my mother in law with her granddaughters.

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      1. I’ve been thinking about joining the Rehab challenge, but work has got in the way a bit lately. I’m hoping that once my current project is finished I’ll be able to reward myself with more time for photography and blogging. 🙂


    1. Join the Flickr group and learn from him. You won’t regret! By the way, he also uses a Sony like you, among other pro gear.
      Happy you liked the transformation. What was a flat and boring photo became much better.
      Happy week to you too, my dear!!thanks!

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  1. Love the goofy expression in the family shot — it totally makes the image! And did you see how the high-key treatment smoothed out their faces? It’s a great technique for portraits.

    It also made the second image a lot stronger — going from meh (with everything of interest being lost in the shadows) to wow (now it pops a lot more)!


    1. I was very pleased with the transformation, Mitch. I shot this image last year, inside a museum with very little light, and never even bothered to go back to it. It has smoothed the faces indeed. The second image, which was a cross between over and underexposed, has also become another photo.
      I had worked on the JPEG file of this photo before, when I started using LR, but the result wasn’t good. I saw now a chance to learn to do it right.
      Thank you so much for your comment and for the lesson. Looking forward to learning more.


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