This is week 4 of your photo challenge and inspiration for this week’s photos is Shadows.
To create shadows you need directional lighting, such as a light source from the side will create a light side and dark side. The intensity of the light and how close it is also plays a part in how prominent a shadow is.
A big light source will give you softer shadows. A smaller light source that’s further away will produce more defined shadows. That’s something to think about when you have access to a flash with a modifier or large window.
If you plan to photography outdoors, Noon will give you deep shadows. Later in the day the shadows will become softer and produce nicer skin tones.
Some ideas of photos to get you started are:
- Add a 3rd dimension to a 2D object by incorporating shadows in your photo
- Use shadows in a portrait for a more moodier, low key look
- Shadows in street photography can make the photo more interesting
When posting on social media, use the hashtags #yop #yearofphotos so you can see what other photographers are creating.
Photo challenges as always better with a friend, so make sure you share this challenge.
I’m Mike from biblino.com, were you can find more tips and tutorials on photography.
That’s it for today. Go out and make some photos.