Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot

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When shooting street images, you will often encounter bright sunlight, which creates a difficult, high contrast situation. In this video, professional photographer, Ian Plant, overcomes that problem with shadow photography.

Working with street shadows, you will learn how to create abstract shots. Ian positions his tripod over hard shadows of a lamp post on the sidewalk. He sets his focus and waits. When a pedestrian walks by, he clicks the shutter and captures the human shadow blending into the lamp post shadow, creating a beautiful, artistic image.

Get outside in the sunshine with pro shooter, Ian Plant, for tips on creative shadow photography.


See all of the videos in our Street Photography Course:

Taking it to the Streets: An Introduction to Street Photography – Course Preview
Street Photography Equipment
Rights and Responsibilities When Photographing People in Public
Techniques for Handheld and Tripod Photography
How to Photograph People: Tips and Techniques
Techniques for Capturing Great Street Photographs
Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot
The Basics of Street Photography
Using Your Photos to Tell a Story
Capturing Artistic Composition in Street Photography
Artistic Street Photography: How to Capture the Best Shot
Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot
Using Night Photography to Capture a Skyline