Mastering the Shadows – Free Quick Guide

We often discuss the light in Photography.

However, just as important are the shadows!

When you have light, you have shadows.

It’s important to understand the relationship between the two.

Even more importantly…

How do you easily and quickly work it to your advantage?

Karthika Gupta wrote us a very interesting guide this week, where she discussed this very topic.

Here is a quick rundown on her guide:

  • What it means to read the light and shadows
  • Why you may want a prime lens in your kit
  • Why spot metering is important
  • The trick of slight overexposure
  • Start with a single light source
  • Using shadows to direct viewer attention
  • How shadows create visual drama
  • The role that light plays in creating a ‘type’ of shadow
  • The mathematics of light and shadow
  • Change the light – and change the shadow


Photo Credit: Karthika Gupta

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