The short life of shadow
When i started to use camera, shadows were hated enemy of me and i tried every possible way to avoid their presence in my photos. But time goes on – tastes and concepts are changing. One day that something has changed in my attitude towards the the shadows and in our with shadow relations. We got closer. We started talking a very long conversations. About the light. About their strict relationship, the eternal confrontation and very short life of shadow.
But in a few serious words – adding the shadows to my photography is just great way to add more geometry created by this confrontation of the light and shade, to add more contrasts with the difference between the highlighted and shadowed territory of the image. “Expose for the Shadows – Develop for the Highlights” and forget about what is contained in the shaded areas – one of the main rules in my post-processing.
Samples always work better than words : the short life of shadow