I am a photographer who is obsessed with light. I guess that’s kind of normal for a photographer. After all, without light, there would be no photography. But, like with most things you can’t focus on one side of the spectrum and totally ignore the other. With light, you will always find shadow following close behind. When featuring the light in my day to day images I find that I’m equally as focused on how the light interacts with my subject, which quite often means watching for, and incorporating shadows.
Using your subject’s shadow, or even a shadow cast from something nearby, you’re allowing it to share the stage with the light. When they work together they can create some beautiful visual music! And when it comes to elevating everyday objects into an art form, shadows can be the just the visual element to help you do it. Shadows can be mysterious, obscure, defined, exaggerated, elongated, and expressive and quite frankly, using them to their greatest creative ability can make for some pretty fun and unique images. Here’s a few of my own shadow stories and ideas for capturing your own light and of course, shadows.
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