32 Surprising Shadows That Resulted In Amazing Photos


Darkness, a hint of drama, emotion, deception, interest, or mystery, you know what we are talking about? Yes! You guessed it right, shadows of course! You probably don’t think about them that much when shooting, but shadows can make a scene more dramatic if you know how to use them. Shadows can also help to direct attention to a specific point in the composition. Light and shadows go hand in hand. Most photographers only focus on light to take photos and they come up with some really awesome pictures. However, they could do an even better job of taking creative photos if they used shadows in their photography as well.

Listed in this post are 32 surprising shadows that resulted in amazing photos. Some of these photos focus on shadows as a separate entity; others combine with objects are deceptive showing illusions that have nothing to do with reality.


Scroll on to see for yourself and enjoy peeps. Share these photos with the photographers in your list to help them find inspiration for shadow photography!

  1. 1 Who never thought about this?

  2. 2 The shadow of this juice glass looks like a rose

  3. 3 This Einstein poster casts a sinister shadow

  4. 4 These fishnet stockings made from the table’s shadow


  5. 5 Cool sticker shadow effect I saw this morning.

  6. 6 The shadow from this glass bowl is beautiful and is probably the best picture I'll ever take!

  7. 7 Her shadow looks like a Greek statues head.

  8. 8 Cow Shadows

  9. 9 My friend took a picture of me. My shadow has horses legs.

  10. 10 I just noticed the Halloween mask I got for $1 leaves a creepy shadow.

  11. 11 Bliss of childhood.

  12. 12 The sun melted the snow everywhere except where the bikes' shadows were.

  13. 13 This spiders reflection in a pool

  14. 14 I would suggest moving away ASAP.

  15. 15 Am I high or is this shadow evolving

  16. 16 My dog's shadow looks like Yoda.

  17. 17 Truly Mesmerizing.

  18. 18 When your shadow rats your out.

  19. 19 My shopping bag’s shadow made a man wearing a nightcap

  20. 20 A teenagers daydream.

  21. 21 My friends shadow looks like she's going through the photos on her camera.

  22. 22 Giraffe's shadow looks like a unicorn

  23. 23 The shadow from this mounted Bulls head looks like it has a human body.

  24. 24 The cameramen's shadow looks like a labrador.

  25. 25 The shadow correctly labels this dog

  26. 26 My friend noticed the shadow of my hair formed a near perfect 55

  27. 27 Batdog.

  28. 28

  29. 29 Windows on the entrance of my apartment creating a smiley face in sunlight

  30. 30 My day time stockings

  31. 31 The shadow of the waiter putting down a plate looks like he’s going to murder me.

  32. 32 Thought it was an awesome paint job... Was disappointed when I noticed it was only a shadow.


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