The Bloom Collective | Shadow Play I and II

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow”
-Leo Tolstoy

Light is usually the star when it comes to photography and shadow is often left…well…in the shadows. But shadow itself can be a powerful storyteller. It’s not only about what you can see but also what you can’t. Shadow gives shape to the light. It enhances light, makes it dynamic, evokes emotion. Shadow can direct the eye and create contrast and drama. It adds depth and dimension to images. I’m really drawn to playing with shadow. I use it to tell my story. And I love to use it to create a more powerful image. While shadow may technically be the absence of light…light is truly nothing without shadow.
-Robin Ward

Robin Ward | Nikon d750, 35mm, 1/500, f4.0, ISO 200

Sharon McKeeman | Canon 5D Mark III, 85mm, 1/320, f3.5, ISO 100

Carey Pace of Images by Carey Pace | Nikon D800, Sigma 35mm 1.4, 1/800, f2.0, ISO 400

Evelyne Lourenco | Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, 1/8000, f1.4, ISO 100

Kari Dew | Canon 6D, Canon 35mm 1.4, 1/4000, f2.2, ISO 100

Kristina Gorokhova | Canon 6D, 24-70mm, 1/2000, f3.2, ISO 160

Sabrina Koogler | Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm f2.8L, 1/500, f3.5, ISO 400

Sarah Pogorzelski | Canon 5D Mark III, 100mmL Macro, 1/3200, f2.8, ISO 100

Naomi Britton | Canon 5D, Canon 35mm 1.4L, 1/1250, f4.0, ISO 100

Liz Salem | Nikon D750, Lensbaby Edge 80, 1/2500, ISO 1000

Stephanie Bryan | Canon 5D Mark IV, Sigma Art 35mm, 1/2000, f2.8, ISO 1000

Kate Bragg | Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm, 1/1600, f3.5, ISO 100

Tricia Bovey | Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm 2.8L, 1/200, f4.0, ISO 100

Nancy Lary Photography | Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.8, 1/24, f5.6, ISO 125

Melinda Meredith | Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, 1/400, f2.8, ISO 400

Lara Gowder | Sony a850, Sony 24-70mm 2.8, 1/80, f2.8, ISO 1600

Sharlene Britton | Nikon D7200, Nikkor 35mm 1.8, 1/1000, f2.0, ISO 100