Part 2: Soft Shadows
Today's tip is about the use of soft shadows in photography to create a "mood" shot.
Last week I talked about the use of strong shadows to create interesting photographs. But you can also use soft shadows to enhance your pictures.
Let's get started.
Here's another head shot with mood in it. Notice how only one side of the face is well lit? This guy looks pretty serious in this photo.
But look what happens when he is in more uniform light. Well, and makes a crazy face to boot! Same subject, very different feel to the photos.
Finally, here's a nature shot with soft shadows. Last week I used strong shadows with some flowers. In this instance, the soft shadows create a totally different feel. And how did I get soft shadows? I took this picture in late afternoon when the sun was dipping in the sky.
So, you can use shadows to enhance your photography, whether they are strong or soft. Go grab your camera and give it a try. Let me know what your results are.
Hope this tip helps.
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