Quick Tip – Mind Your Shadows


The Shadow Knows…


I inadvertently photo bombed my own photograph this weekend (Photo bombing is the act of jumping into an unsuspecting photographers photograph at the last second much to his or her chagrin).  I suppose this is what it would have been like if Peter Pan was a photographer and his jerk shadow kept messing about as he took photographs.

If you look at the bottom right of the photograph you’ll see my shadow stretching halfway up the right side of the frame.  Fortunately the photograph was just one of many test shots as I was putting the Fujifilm X100S through its paces.  The quick tip is get out of your way when photographing in front of your light source.  This can be difficult at night because you have multiple light sources coming from different angles.

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I am a self taught professional photographer who specializes in street, landscape, lifestyle, and marketing photography. I'm the creator of PhotolisticLife.com and DecisiveShot.com, two websites dedicated to sharing the passion of photography and educating others. When I'm not working on the sites I'm traveling and teaching workshops.

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