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Weekly Photography Challenge – Darkness

This week we’re focussing (see what I did there) on the dark areas in a photograph. Shadows, but intentional shadows. Using shadows and darkness to focus in on your subject – The three examples below are all photographed in the daylight or generally light scenes, In two cases I positioned myself so there was enough shadow around the subject that the only light was used to highlight the subject. The third is a self-portrait while I was shaving, I liked the way the shadow fell, creating some interest in the image. Happy to dig into the details of each image if you’d like, leave a comment and we can work through them 🙂

Weekly Photography Challenge – Darkness
Mel Ghionis on stage
Weekly Photography Challenge – Darkness
Bola Bee on a Tamron product shoot
Weekly Photography Challenge – Darkness
Me, shaving haha

Shadow, darkness, lack of light is imperative in photography, it defines edges and shapes images, so get your camera out, look at things around you with a critical eye and find some interesting shadows or better still, create some!

Great! Where do I upload my photos?

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see. Or, if you’d prefer, upload them to your favourite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. We’re interested to see how you revisit the images that you’ve taken before now in this re-edit challenge!

Share in the dPS Facebook Group

You can also share your images in the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites – tag them as #DPSDarkness to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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(aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He’s a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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