17 Fantastic Uses of Shadow to Enhance Photographic Composition | Light Stalking

17 Fantastic Uses of Shadow to Enhance Photographic Composition

A strong shadow can add great effect to a photograph. As a compositional element that is used to draw the eye, however, a shadow can be a defining feature of an entire image. We think this collection of images demonstrates how a shadow can be used to great effect in drawing the eye. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Sinister In A State of Hope
Photo by Hessam

deux et deux
Photo by Boston Bill

New balloon plus our shadow/ glory.
Photo by Ms4jah

Shadow
Photo by Ricky David

Little Flower, Big Shadow
Photo by Randy Son of Robert

frozen light in a snow weekend, MANZANEDA ☃
Photo by Paulo Brandao

Angles, lines, light, and shadows
Photo by Kevin Dooley

tigress
Photo by Matt Caplin

yielding lucidity
Photo by Lєaтнєянєaят

walking hand in hand
Photo by Garo Baldi


Photo by Rufus Gefengenen

ninja cat
Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

harvested
Photo by Deussentrieb


Photo by TheJBird

shadow cycling
Photo by MW

golden wanderings
Photo by Mugley

Reading Between The Lines
Photo by Bob Jagendorf

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