Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shutterbug Sunday: Shadow Play

Shadow Shot
Shadow Shot by Tammy Lee Bradley

Looking for a fun photo exercise to go with the kids? Consider shooting some shadow self-portraits. They are quite easy to do. With a bit of creativity and a nice sunny day, you can end up with compelling shots.  Today, I recruited a few of my fellow muses from Mortal Muses to help demonstate.
loving shadow jumping
shadow jumping by michel feist
For the longest and most interesting shadows, try to take advantage of the low-slung sun, right after sunrise or just before the sun sets. As shown in Lucy's photograph below, you will also be rewarded with warm light and tones.
long good night
long good night by lucy.loomis
Feeling silly? Use yourself or models to create "shadow puppet" images. This technique is also good for a rainy day? With the appropriate lighting, you can also get some nice shots indoors.  
shadow puppet
shadow puppet by à la mosey
Do you have some shadow shots that you would like to share with us? I have added a mcLinky for your submissions. 
Until next week. Stay Sweet and Keep Shooting!
Tammy Lee Bradley of Bliss and Folly and Mortal Muses

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  1. I've never tried shadow shots, I may have to give it a try this week.

  2. hey, you are right tammy. it fits right in with my post for today. linking up now.

  3. Did I ask you this already?...did you take that first shot on the side landscape (there is no shutterbug shadow)...

  4. Or is the camera at your torso...

  5. Wow!- Love this idea! And I like all the different moods you captured in the photos. The sun is sitting so low in the sky this time of year - I'd love to try this with my kids!


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