3 Tips on How to Use Shadows in Your Photos

shad·ow
/ˈSHadō/
A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

As photographers we’re all taught the beauty in a photograph is the lighting. While this is very true don’t overlook the beauty of the shadows! Shadows can add excitement, create drama or accentuate details. Here are a few tips to add that extra oompf to your images!

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Tip 1: Creates Drama
Bright and airy photos are great but sometimes as a photographer, the story can be better told with some shadow play! Shadows can help play up your models’ sultry stare!

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When you feel something is lacking in your photo take a look at the shadows around you! How is the light falling through the trees or is there a crisp line being created by the building across the street? These simple things could transform how your photo turns out!

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Tip 3: Accentuate Details
It’s important in any form of artwork to direct the viewer’s eye. Shadows can be a guide to those small details that may otherwise be missed!


What’s your favorite way to play with shadows?! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, head over to the shop for more tips on using your dSLR!

Stay inspired,
Jana

 

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