Photography has many tips and tricks of the trade used both by amateurs and famous photographers - the many uses of light, perspective, darkness, exposure, and many other bits are what makes beautiful pictures. All of that wouldn't come to one unified look without shadows though as they are what gives the image depth or in some cases, changes the view entirely. Also, they're free, they're everywhere, and there's no limit to what you can do with them if you have the know-how.

Take a look at these beautiful photos compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. The use of a simple shade has transformed each of them. Some of these shadow photography pieces 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.

So, if you are looking for ideas for your next project or just want to check out some very cool photos - scroll down below and be ready to be amazed by the works of these shadow photographers!

#1

Shadow Photography

kristinsundberg Report

Arjan
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool - Fish-net legs!

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#5

Shadow Photography

Emilio Jimenez Report

Steve Pascucelli
Community Member
4 years ago

Creative!

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#6

Shadow Photography

Wendy Hope Report

Jennifer Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

I got one less problem without ya!

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#7

Shadow Photography

George Mayer Report

over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

So sexy!

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#8

Shadow Photography

xaqnoseduermanmisentidos Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like a barcode is stretched over her

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#13

Shadow Photography

Charles Nevols Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Ugh... This made me dizzy!

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#14

Shadow Photography

Jannic Borlum Report

Alla Ru
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#15

Shadow Photography

Ferdinando Scianna Report

over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow... just... Wow!

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#16

Shadow Photography

Lucien Clergue Report

HappyPanda
Community Member
4 years ago

A bare bottom is considered adult content? 🤔

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#17

Shadow Photography

Arseniy Semyonov Report

Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
4 years ago

Faux-freckles!

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#18

Shadow Photography

Greg Lotus Report

Rhee Punsalan
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#19

Shadow Photography

Victor Pictor Report

Titus Overway
Community Member
4 years ago

I personally think this is one of the best!

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#20

Shadow Photography

hands-on-body Report

Rhee Punsalan
Community Member
4 years ago

like spinal cord only its in front..

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#21

Shadow Photography

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MommyofB
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

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#22

Shadow Photography

Juras Duo Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#23

Shadow Photography

Vladimir Zotov Report

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Community Member
4 years ago

This is so satisfying?

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#24

Shadow Photography

Report

HappyPanda
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

perfectly aligned...symmetrical. nice job!

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#26

Shadow Photography

thewildflower__ Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Freckles like me!

#28

Shadow Photography

Oscar Jimenez Report

Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
4 years ago

Psychedelic!

#29

Shadow Photography

Pablo Miranzo Report

#30

Shadow Photography

Amanda Parker Report

Katherine Dagold
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

A very Marilyn Monroe pose!

#36

Shadow Photography

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#37

Shadow Photography

Dora Maar Report

Michaela Mett
Community Member
4 years ago

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#38

Shadow Photography

fromneptune Report

Rachel Crago
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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