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Using Shadows in Photography
Using Shadows in Photography

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Challenge: Photo Tutorial (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Jul 17, 2011
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 1EV under 200
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2011



[Jul. 19th, 2011 02:58:39 PM]

My own little tutorial on this shot:

My house was built in the 1800's so it has a great old look to it. One day while I was in the basement I noticed the shadow effect on the stairs when I left one of the back lights on. I've wanted to take a picture of it ever since. For the shot, I have that same back light on, along with one speedlight on the wall under the stairs leaning against the floor joist (which is actually a wooden beam). I also asked my girlfriend to walk up the stairs to add a little more to the shot.
After processing this pictures I reshot the whole thing removing the shadow on the bottom right and moving the chair over to even out the picture...but I ended up using the original instead. I just liked the looks of that one more.

The entry was around 6.7 when I first looked at...then it sunk down to just under 6.2 around 40 votes.

As I type this it's gone up to:

Votes: 57
Views: 112
Avg Vote: 6.4561
Comments: 1

I'm very happy with that!

Place: 17 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.4895
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5185
Avg (non-participants): 6.4828
Views since voting: 795
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 143
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2011 11:50:20 PM
Great composition and light.
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07/24/2011 11:46:32 PM
excellent composition.

I'm hanging this in my Fantasy Art Gallery

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07/24/2011 10:50:00 PM
Outstanding. I'd write an essay if it weren't past my bedtime. A nine for you.
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07/21/2011 01:47:22 AM
You leveraged the shadows quite nicely, every little piece of the frame has something interesting to explore, allowing my own story to grow. Well done. 9
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07/20/2011 01:52:08 PM
I like it
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07/18/2011 11:55:56 PM
love the plaster and the chair; I love how it could be outside under a back porch light, or more likely in the cellar. Nice work, very interesting.
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