I was in Denver the other day shooting some images for a friend. We needed to get some high school senior shots, not something I normally do, but I have worked with Chris a lot and we always get some interesting images when we work together. And this day it was all about the shadows. Shadows come in two forms, those that are naturally cast on the ground by available light, and those that you can create with a strobe. Both Chris and Logan are way into skateboarding, and having some strong dramatic shadows from a water tower overhead created the perfect scene for their portrait. Without the shadows it would lack a lot of drama. The only trick with sun created shadows is not eliminating the shadow with your own strobe.
Don’t ever forget that you can cast your own shadows. Fences, windows, gates, towers…there are lots of items that cast great shadows, all you have to do is shoot light through them.
Tech: D300s, 24-70mm, 1/200 at F14, ISO 100. Elinchrom Ranger shot through at deep octabank, triggered by Skyports.