The ‘Shadows’ Photo Assignment and Forums Giveaway

Shadow Abstraction #1. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Shadow Abstraction #1. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Just a reminder about our current Photo Assignment running right now over in the Forums section: ‘Shadows.’ And a gentle prod: if you haven’t registered for the Forums, do so now and you’ll be entered in our fine art print giveaway that’s running for just a bit longer.

Here’s the full ‘Assignment: Shadows’ description again:

For our new photo assignment, we’re going to go in a different direction: SHADOWS must play an important role in your composition. I don’t care whether a dramatic shadow is your entire composition OR simply an element in an otherwise interesting photo: you must compose and use shadows in your shot. All photography is dependent upon light. And where there is light, there are usually shadows! So go out and make us a truly great shadow photograph!

The assignment will run for two weeks, at which point I’ll pull it down into the ‘Archived’ group and we’ll take a swing at something else. Remember: you must go out and make a new photograph, not simply cull through your past shots!

Hopefully this will challenge you to go out and ‘see’ things in a bit of a different way, since shadows are usually incidental to our images: this is a type of ‘negative space’ assignment.  Good luck!–Andrew

Hi, I’m Andrew Boyd, a.k.a. The Discerning Photographer, and I hope this post has been interesting and informative. Please leave me a comment about it, let me know what you’d like to see more of on the site! You can also sign up for email delivery of all future articles or my RSS feed. Or subscribe to our Facebook page or our Twitter feed. Thanks!–DiscerningPhotog

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