Hotel Room High-Key Portraits

Here are a few key tips to remember before shooting high-key portraits in a hotel room (or similar location):

  • Close the sheers to soften the light and allow light to wrap around the subjects
  • Use a silver reflector for directional light (if needed)
  • White balance for the skin tones in camera
  • White balance for green tint from windows (if needed)
  • Expose to retain shadows
  • Shoot with wide apertures (1.2 to 2.8 preferred)