September 24, 2011
Boy With Balloons, India
Photograph by Kamala Kannan, My Shot
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow
By photographing the shadow of the child running with balloons rather than the actual child, the photographer captured an image that immediately stops us in our tracks. Though the shadow is flat, it has so much movement and life. What is most surprising is how vibrant the colors are, and this is because the background is white/off-white.
Photo Tip: Keep your eyes open and notice what’s all around you—the primary subject may not actually make the most interesting photo.
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