The Content of Shadows

4 months 6 days ago #673126 by Tom-Dinning
I’ve never had a mentor, teacher, Google, forum or YouTube to teach me about photography.
I went to a class when I bought a digital camera. I think I annoyed the instructor.
The plan has been to take pictures of anything and learn from that.

Some of those “anything”s stuck with me. Maybe they taught me something I could use. In most cases the result is purely visual. Sometimes they stimulate me to write.

Its hard to explain. David Adams once said it’s not possible to teach someone how to take a photograph: you just have to do it.

Im inclined to agree


Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
ISO: 1250
Aperture: f/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Captured: Mon, 28 May 2018 11:13am



Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
ISO: 3200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Captured: Mon, 28 May 2018 11:23am



Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
ISO: 3200
Aperture: f/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/3 sec
Captured: Mon, 28 May 2018 11:23am


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4 months 6 days ago #673127 by Tom-Dinning
Shadows can be seen as an issue to be dealt with, something to penetrate, to find the detail.
They can be avoided or included. Without them the image will often lose depth, interest, intrigue. 
The contrast they provide enables us to see the image as a whole, a part of an entire space. Shadows separate light from light. Shadows can be used to hide or expose, partly hide or partly expose. Shadows help to define outlines and contoured.
Shadows are the BLACK when there is WHITE.
Shadows are all the grey scales from 1 to 255.
without shadows we would live in a much fatter and less interesting world.


Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-E2
Lens: XF35mmF1.4 R
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/2.0
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Captured: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:35pm



Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-T1
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Captured: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:19pm



Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-E2
Lens: XF18mmF2 R
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/2.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Captured: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:11pm


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1 month 3 days ago #682777 by Steve Rodriguez
Love the set! Awesome work with the shadows and the shapes. 


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3 weeks 6 days ago #683211 by Carl Mendez
The first one is really nice! 


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3 weeks 6 days ago #683313 by Joshua Atkins
The second set is haunting! 


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3 weeks 5 days ago #683497 by Breanna Ellington
Good light play!


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3 weeks 4 days ago #683613 by Kelly Emery
I want to make something like this too. 


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2 weeks 6 days ago #683942 by Eshan Rachit
Really nice set. The DR is really good. 


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2 weeks 5 days ago #684051 by Stephen Graham
The series is really admirable. I like the render of the shots. 


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1 week 6 days ago #684560 by Lauren Grant
Yeah! I think that you slay this field. 


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1 week 3 days ago #684991 by Hannah Williams
Nicely done set. I like the composition of the B&W here.


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5 days 15 hours ago #685465 by Suni Park
I really like how you do your sets. I love the composition a lot. Well done. 


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4 days 14 hours ago #685615 by Alyssa Briggs
Well-rendered set. Unique and very creative. 


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