Project 52: Low Key

This week’s theme is Low Key.  Of my five animals, my black cat, Momi (mo-me.. means “pearl” in Hawaiian) is my most cooperative model.  She will stand where I place her while I attempt to get the shot.  This time, because she was black, I wanted to capture her black on black.  I placed a piece of black seamless paper on one of my walls, turned off the lights, and placed my TD6 light stand to the left of the set-up.  I turned off 5 of the lights, and placed the softbox so that the light kind of skimmed in front of her, not aimed directly on her.  Below are two results of that session.

Low Key can be so dramatic.  Head on over to Elaine at I Got The Shot Photography, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer to see how she interpreted the theme this week.

19 thoughts on “Project 52: Low Key”

  1. These shots remind me of Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book,” especially the second one with the intensity of her gaze.

  2. I love these! I really wanted to take pictures of my tortie cat, because I thought she would be perfect. Unfortunately, Diana is not at all cooperative.

  3. These are gorgeous, must be cats week this week. Mine don’t normally cooperate but where in the mood this week 🙂

  4. The second image is my favorite, but I love the eye capture on the first image as well! Cat eyes are so complex! That is a great perspective in your first image.

    1. Thanks, Elaine. I have that second picture on my banner that I use when I’m promoting my business at an event.

  5. I love this perspective. I’ve been trying to capture a decent image like this of my sisters cat for a while now. Well done.These are lovely

    1. Thank you. You and everyone’s comments really boost my confidence that I guess I can do somethings right!

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