Playing with Shadows

I usually prefer natural light or overcast when I'm shooting. But every once in awhile, I love the dramatic effect of shadows. Playing with shadows in photography is a fun way to add drama and dimension to your photos. Keep scrolling to see some examples.  

Shot with iPhone 6 in natural light  

Shot with iPhone 6 in natural light  

Shot with an iPhone 6.  

Shot with an iPhone 6.  

You can catch the light and use the shadow as a "color blocking" tool. As seen in this pic. You can punch the intensity of the shadows in an editing app like Snapseed or the edit function on the iPhone. 

Shot with an iPhone 6

Shot with an iPhone 6

Another idea, catch one shadow line as another focus point.  

Shot with an iPhone 6

Shot with an iPhone 6

Here you can use shadows as a pattern, seen here with the rose petals. 

Shot with an iPhone 6

Shot with an iPhone 6

This is one of my favorite pictures. I love it because of the shadow play, but also how the jewelry catches the sunlight. 

Remember the rule of threes when shooting, but simply just have fun!