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Capturing Shadows - Quick tips on how to shoot successful shots of shadows.
If you're going to use both the shadow and the object that's created it in your photo don't clip the edge of the shadow as you'll end up with a messy looking shot. Also, check the frame to make sure your own shadow isn't trying to take centre stage.
You don't always need an object in your shot as a shadow on its own can create an unusual and dramatic shot. Geometrical shadows such as those created by lines of trees, fences and gates can work particularly well.
The darker/stronger the shadow the better the photo so try to use exposure compensation to give your shadow a little more oomph. This is a feature found on a variety of cameras from compacts to more advanced models such as the Olympus OM-D EM-1 where exposure compensation can also be used in Live View.