This week, grab your camera and capture a shadow.
Starting today, weekly photo challenges will be up on Wednesdays (instead of Fridays). Challenges are still weeklong, so the next one will be posted on Wednesday, February 15. Happy camera-snapping!
You can completely change an image with a shadow. Whether you’re taking a selfie silhouette on the ground, capturing the lines and patterns on the walls while walking your city’s streets, or recording the subtle ways the light hits your subject’s face as she sits next to a window, these different types of shadows you see can add a complex, unexpected layer to your shot.
For anyone interested in black and white photography, read tips from Merilee Mitchell.
In this photo taken in the English countryside, I initially approached the fence so I could get a better shot of this horse. But as I scanned the scene, the shadows of the horse, me, and my companion overtook the foreground, so I made sure to capture a few angles with and without them.
This week, hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic. We look forward to your submissions!