Photo Challenge: Images of Light and Shadow


Summer is a time when light is abundant: the early sunrises and late sunsets, the soft afternoon sun that spots between the leaves and branches, the long shadows. Whether you’re shooting in color or monochrome, light is a study in contemplation. How does it shape our way of seeing? How does its absence modify the landscape? In a quest for answers, the theme for this week’s photos of the day is light and shadow.

Related: How to take photos in direct sunlight

This week’s theme

For this week’s Photo of the Day challenge, we want to see your best images that interpret the idea of ​​light and shadow. And all forms of photography are welcome. Show us the synopsis or the scenes right in front of you. Maybe it’s a shadowy self-portrait or the colorful way an inner tube filters the light by the pool. Maybe it’s the way the sunset comes through the sprinklers on a warm evening. The possibilities are endless.

How to enter

To submit, use #popphotooftheday on Instagram or Twitter, or submit them to our Flickr pool or Facebook group. If you join the Facebook group, please answer the membership questions and agree to the group rules.

There is no limit to the number of images you can enter, but be sure to only tag/upload your best shots. We can’t wait to see what you have!

More information

For more information on Photo of the Day, including the official rules, go here.

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