Week #23: High Key
I am doing a weekly themed photo project on flickr. Here are my photos so far.
This week, the theme was "High Key" which is a technical term for photographs that tend to be overexposed and have overall bright tones and no shadows. The effect is achieved by the correct combination of camera settings and lighting. I was lucky to be able to light this shot with a natural source through a window, although I did have to stage the shot with a piece of blank white paper placed behind the subject.
This vintage piggy bank is a special item that belonged to my grandparents. On the top it says "For my trip to Las Vegas", except my grandmother put a piece of tape over "my" and replaced it with "our". Considering that my father had four brothers, I'm sure that this was a planned family trip and not a romantic getaway! This bank sat in my grandparents' living room for as long as I can remember, and it is one of a few inherited things by which I now remember them.