Project 52 – Week 3 | Shadows

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!

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  1. Caitlin McColl | Rag January 17, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Very cool shadow patterns! Love the graphic approach.

  2. Jennifer January 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    very interesting shadows

  3. Jayme Dukart January 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Great idea!

  4. Kelly January 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Love the patterned shadow. I wanted to try a zebra shadow on my boy, but I missed the sun. Looks like you had great timing!

  5. Pat January 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Very unique idea! Cool!

  6. Karen January 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Very creative use of pattern and shadow. I like the idea.

  7. Judy January 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Great idea! Especially love the first one.

  8. Alicia Kapheim January 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Fun! Almost makes a new breed of dog!

  9. Lina January 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    wow! it is great and very creative!

  10. Barbara January 18, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    What a great idea and wonderful execution!

  11. Pavlina January 19, 2014 at 2:32 am #

    Clever, I love it!

  12. Marna Niebergall de January 20, 2014 at 12:05 am #


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