Early morning and late evening shadows can make photographs of common ordinary places look dramatic. In fact, at times, shadow patterns, shapes and negative spaces add interest and drama in the image. One has to focus on both the subject as well as the shadow with a little experimentation of camera angles and compositional elements.
Certain situations can make shadows as alive as light to produce amazing photographic opportunities. As a hobbyist and a serious photographer, one must think of mastering both shadows and light. The composition also plays an important role.
While photographing morning and evening shadows, it does not require much camera adjustment if the auto-mode of camera works fine. But, one needs to look for spots and scenes, where interesting shadows are formed.
For creating dynamic photos with shadows during morning and evening, develop an eye for creating contrast and drama by revealing patterns, forms and textures. For example shadows from fences and grill-gates produce striking patterns and even provide the 3D effect at times. Even you may create your own small props to look like massive and long shadows. Even hiding a part of your subject in shadows adds mystery and drama to your photo. It all depends on the eye of the person behind the lens.
One of the most common trick of including morning and evening shadows is playing around with the tonal contrast. Use camera with tilt and shift along with 90 degree turn to change the perspective and the mood of the image. When you are shooting morning and evening shadows, experiment with different ways of framing your shadows, including intersecting lines and using different camera angles to create dynamic dramatic images.
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