Just as light is a critical element to photography, so is darkness. With shadow art, the focus is placed on the subject as it blocks light from reaching a surface, like a sidewalk or table, and so creates a shadow. Experiment with the angle, distance and size of your light source to alter the intensity and scale of your shadows. Consider humans as your subjects, but inanimate objects too, like musical instruments, buildings and action figures.
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