Texture, dimension and mood. Make shadows your canvas and light your paintbrush. For great portraits, use only window light, with no overhead lighting, and expose for the light coming in through the window, juxtaposed against the shadows, for dramatic images.
Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs
A Tip from Nikon Ambassador Cliff Mautner
Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light
To see more of Cliff Mautner’s photography, visit his website at www.cmphotography.com.