Welcome to the 52 week photography challenge. This week no 8 we are going more into the opposite side of light in your images. In previous assignment you looked into the lighting of your objects in darker environments; this week you will be looking out for the shadows.
When photographing objects and subjects, you can really bring depth with intense shadows and even distort your final image with creative shadow placement.
Now that the sun is starting to give more harsh shadows, you will be able to start building images based on not the subject you see, but the shadows they give.
Notice, that different materials and textures give different shadows.
It is up to you whether you decide to photograph people, environments or objects for this assignment. Where ever you see an interesting shadow, create your image around that.
When photographing harsh contrasts between the lighter and darker spectrums of your image, be aware that you won’t overexpose your image.
You can add elements from the previous assignments, to better create a stronger image.
Assignment Of The Week: Photograph 4 images with shadows
- Amount of images: 4
- Idea: Shoot 4 images with shadows
- Ready: By the end of week 8
Remember, if an assignment feels challenging, you’re going into the right direction. These guidelines are to give you a direction, but you can always use your creative freedom once it comes to the execution.
These assignments are here to inspire your photographic journey. Make every photograph count, and see how you develop your photographic skills.
Enjoy this assignment, and let go of any expectations you might have regarding the content of the image or how much does the final image look like your photography style. JUST GO AND SHOOT ☺︎
Good luck, and be ready for the next assignment on week 9.
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