Shadows are a brilliant way to create striking photographs. They're free, they're everywhere, and there's no limit to what you can do with them.

Take a look at these pictures compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. Each of them have been transformed by the use of a simple shadow. Some of the pictures feature models adorned with the silhouettes of leaves, plants and flowers, while others see bodies intersected by dark and sometimes seemingly body-hugging lines or pockmarked by light shining through hats and other garments. They're simple, they're clever, and they're beautiful, without a shadow of a doubt.

#1

Shadow Photography

kristinsundberg Report

Arjan 2 years ago

Any one else getting annoyed the shadow effect isn't aligned perfectly?

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#2

Shadow Photography

Solve Sundsbo Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

I feel like it's almost a modern 30s nostalgic photo

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#3

Shadow Photography

Heather Mason Report

Heather Mason 2 years ago

This photo was taken by me. I would appreciate link and credit to www.heathermasonphotography.com

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#4

Shadow Photography

David Basanta Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Cool - Fish-net legs!

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#5

Shadow Photography

Emilio Jimenez Report

Steve Pascucelli 2 years ago

Creative!

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#6

Shadow Photography

Wendy Hope Report

Jennifer Scott 2 years ago

I got one less problem without ya!

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#7

Shadow Photography

George Mayer Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

So sexy!

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#8

Shadow Photography

xaqnoseduermanmisentidos Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Looks like what happens when a spider bite poisons your arm. The infection slowly travels....

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#9

Shadow Photography

Francis Giacobetti Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I feel like I'm looking at her through those small striped sunglasses from the 60's! blue-sungl...b70e24.jpg blue-sunglasses3-57e299bb70e24.jpg

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#10

Shadow Photography

Emilio Jimenez Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

I don't know why but she reminds me of Mulan

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#11

Shadow Photography

Cristiana Pantea Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

Beautiful lighting and the fern leaf makes a beautiful focal point

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#12

Shadow Photography

Neil Snape Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

It looks like a barcode is stretched over her

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#13

Shadow Photography

Charles Nevols Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Ugh... This made me dizzy!

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#14

Shadow Photography

Jannic Borlum Report

Alla Ru 2 years ago

What's his name what's his number ? Lol

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#15

Shadow Photography

Ferdinando Scianna Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

Wow... just... Wow!

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#16

Shadow Photography

Lucien Clergue Report

HappyPanda 2 years ago

A bare bottom is considered adult content? 🤔

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#17

Shadow Photography

Arseniy Semyonov Report

Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce) 2 years ago

Faux-freckles!

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#18

Shadow Photography

Greg Lotus Report

Rhee Punsalan 2 years ago

Nice one.. it looks like some costumes miley cyrus wore.

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#19

Shadow Photography

Victor Pictor Report

Titus Overway 2 years ago

I personally think this is one of the best!

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#20

Shadow Photography

hands-on-body Report

Rhee Punsalan 2 years ago

like spinal cord only its in front..

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#21

Shadow Photography

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MommyofB 2 years ago

Beautiful!

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#22

Shadow Photography

Juras Duo Report

Lou Wow 2 years ago

Reminds me of the fluke man from the X Files....

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#23

Shadow Photography

Vladimir Zotov Report

•_• 2 years ago

This is so satisfying?

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#24

Shadow Photography

Report

HappyPanda 2 years ago

Looks to me like he's in a catholic confession booth.

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#25

Shadow Photography

Fernand Fonssagrive Report

Luis Milian 2 years ago

perfectly aligned...symmetrical. nice job!

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#26

Shadow Photography

thewildflower__ Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Zebra lady would have been better if we didn't see the arm holding the palm frond.

#27

Shadow Photography

Alessio Albi Report

Janis Totham-Davies 2 years ago

Freckles like me!

#28

Shadow Photography

Oscar Jimenez Report

Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce) 2 years ago

Psychedelic!

#29

Shadow Photography

Pablo Miranzo Report

#30

Shadow Photography

Amanda Parker Report

Katherine Dagold 2 years ago

love the intensity of her eye

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#31

Shadow Photography

Abbie Wyatt Report

#32

Shadow Photography

Anna Morosini Report

#33

Shadow Photography

George Mayer Report

over opinionated 2 years ago

So si-fi I love the strange and unique

#34

Shadow Photography

N04 Report

#35

Shadow Photography

Michael David Adams Report

Lou Wow 2 years ago

A very Marilyn Monroe pose!

#36

Shadow Photography

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#38

Shadow Photography

fromneptune Report

Rachel Crago 2 years ago

Her eye is...black. Very demonic yet very interesting.