Thursday, August 30, 2012

Light and Shadow

Light and shadow provide many beautiful and interesting aspects of a photograph.  The light can bring forth forms, while the shadows create hiding places.  The lightest light and the darkest dark have many tonalities between them.  The relationships of lights to lights; darks to darks and ultimately light to shadow are marvelous.

Art genre: Architectural art photograph

Complimentary decor: traditional, modern

Photography tip: Find a common thread in the work.  In this case, it is the grid of light and shadow


  1. Love the shot. Great image to illustrate the principle. fyi - when I click on the image to enlarge it, there is no way to get back to the blog....back button is inactive.

  2. Thank you on all counts! Will fix the back button asap.

  3. I like the way the shadows form a grid over the scene; it creates an air of mystery. The broad range of tonality creates a scene that invites the viewer to look into the shadows and wonder what may be hiding in them. It is a very compelling and introspective image.

  4. Thank you. Working with light is challenging and exciting! The concept of light and dark motivated me to be a photographer.