Crossroads - Photography Tip #11

Hope you are surviving your Thanksgiving food coma. Since it is Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good time to give you a photography tip.

This tip is about looking for light and shadow. Photography is all about light, as is painting, film, theater and concerts. It also happens to be how I see the world every single day. I have a photograph I took that is literally light and shadow. It's called Crossroads, shot on film, an actually won best abstract photo in a contest (I think it's the only contest I've ever entered - I'm not a fan of them).

 
 

I was walking by that same location a week ago and, based on the light that day, I took another photo with the idea of doing this post.

This is what the shot looks like without the light...

 
 

...boring.

Then when I was out shooting last Sunday, I took one more shot of the same subject. It is similar to the first shot, but also very different.

 
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I love sharing my passion for photography and passing on the knowledge I've learned. If you're interested in taking your photography to a new level I have a great group workshop and also private sessions, both available in New York and Los Angeles. Gather some friends or come alone and take you photography to a whole new level.