Saturday, June 23, 2012

“Street Shadow” Photograph

When you first notice peoples’ shadows on a street as a photographic subject, any shadow will do. The first pictures will be okay but the novelty of shadow photos will quickly wear off and begin to look a little unimaginative. That’s when anyone with potential as a good photographer develops the idea. Not just any shadow will do. Take the time to wait for people doing things or for contrasts or something unexpected.

The photo here is a very simple example. Just a woman with her arm raised. But that simple gesture makes it so much more interesting and encourages some level of interpreting of the image.  She looks as if she is checking her hair but is actually just shielding her eyes from the sun.

Photograph taken on “Saturday Walking Street”, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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