12 Examples of Using Shadows in iPhone Photography

Thanks to everyone who participated in my iPhone photo contest this week. This week’s theme was shadows. There were more than sixty really great submissions, so it wasn’t easy to choose the winners. Here are my personal favorites this week.

shadow photo 04

@papapol

shadow photo 02

@first_star_2_the_left

shadow photo 01

@ernirock

shadow photo 03

@papapol

shadow photo 05

@wazeem

shadow photo 06

@papapol

shadow photo 07

@chromakey74

shadow photo 08

@chromakey74

shadow photo 09

@brianch82

shadow photo 10

@kyobad

shadow photo 11

@luckylaksmi

shadow photo 12

@igasms

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Many people took this week’s assignment quite literally and submitted photos of their shadows. I was expecting a somewhat more liberal interpretation of the theme, but I’m still very happy with the results. As always, it’s just a coincidence that I selected multiple photos from the same people. I only look at usernames when I’ve already selected my favorites.

For next week I want you to check out ColorSplash. This app allows you to create black and white images in which some details remain in color. Of course, there are also other apps with the same functionality, and you are free to use them as well.

The new contest theme is ColorSplash, and the contest tag is #IPSColorSplash.

If you want learn how to use ColorSplash, check out the fifth video of my iPhone photo editing video course. In this video I will teach you how to use ColorSplash together with Snapseed. You can get a FREE copy of the course by filling out the form on the top right corner of this page (or at the bottom if you’re on iPhone).

To participate simply tag your best ColorSplash photos using #IPSColorSplash tag on Instagram. All you have to do is leave a comment with the tag and you’re in. It’s OK to submit old photos as well as new ones. All photos must be shot and edited on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. No DSLR photos please.