This week’s theme of “Shadows” was a little more challenging to embrace than last week’s “joy” them. Typically, I find myself doing what I can to avoid shadows. They can be distracting and sometimes very unflattering, so I adjust my subject’s pose or adjust the lighting or change locations or stand on my head to create the most flattering portrait. On the other hand, if done right, shadows can add interest to a portrait, or even evoke a certain mood. I’ve seen some beautiful fashion portraits that utilize shadows to create a really striking image. So I tried to take a little inspiration from fashion photography and utilize cool shadow shapes to add some flair to my portraits. Miss Hazel was a really good sport to put up with my crazy photo shoot idea. Being a photographer’s furkid is tough!
Now, head on over to Franklin Pet Photographer, Kelly Coyle’s blog to see more Shadows. Follow the link at the end of the blog entry and check out the other talented photographers participating in the 52 week Project! See ya back here next Friday for a new theme!