Light Chasers: Episode 3
Welcome back to Light Chasers, one of my two mobile street photography series (along with City Gritty) created exclusively for Steemit, and based in my hometown of New York City.
Light Chasing is a passion for some mobile street photographers, and I'm one of them. I simply love to shoot light and shadows that create cool and dramatic effects in photographs. Not only can light and shadows be used to create contrast, but they can have an impact on the subject of a particular image. They can be used to focus the viewer's attention, too, and to reveal form and texture. I love creating these effects.
I'm happiest whenever I get the chance to be a Light Chaser. It's a real blast. Some like to call it Light Stalking, poking fun at the rather obsessive nature of chasing light.
To do Light Chasing, first you need a sunny day, of course. Then you need to pay attention to where the light falls and the shadows it creates. I love pushing shadows to the limit...
Some people call shadows the "ugly duckling" of photography because they can often ruin a photograph. But for a Light Chaser, shadows are the "swans" of photography as they create mystery that lets the viewer fill in the blanks, so to speak.