key light


Definition of key light

: the main light illuminating a photographic subject

Examples of key light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most setups, the fill light is not as bright as the key light. Stinson Carter, Wired, 14 July 2022 Broadway’s political fakery is disinfected by the key light of cinema and the rousing, cleansing energy of genuine pop music. Armond White, National Review, 24 Sep. 2021 The most straightforward option is a small key light. Jasmine Heyward, Wired, 18 Feb. 2021 One stand-out feature is a jam mode in which keys light up with the chords and scales of a song. James Vincent, The Verge, 18 June 2019 So Molnar and his partners spent a couple years working on that design, simultaneously trying to convince the FAA that gyroplanes could be engineered safe enough to be sold as turn-key light sport aircraft. Steven Kotler, Esquire, 18 May 2015

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First Known Use of key light

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Key light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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