High-Key in photography is generally in shades of black and white, but is NOT a black and white picture!!!!! CONFUSED? lolol:)
High-Key lighting was originally the style of lighting for film & television and aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. In photography, High-Key usually is a reduction of light ratio to eliminate shadows and generally results in more white than black, but is NOT a black and white picture!…..soooooo….. PLEASE do NOT enter a black/white picture thinking it’s HIGH KEY.! The entry MUST be changed or “treated” into a HIGH KEY image
EXAMPLE: A snow scene in black/white does NOT justify it being a high-key. The image MUST be changed to look like a high-key or it will be removed. An image MUST be at least 50% high-key tones to qualify.