Guess the Shadow

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During the first 4-H Photography Workshop session, participants played a game called “Guess the Shadow.”

Can you guess the shadow?

What object created this shadow? Answers are included at the bottom on the article.


shadow photo 1


shadow photo 2


shadow photo 3


shadow photo 4


shadow photo 5

About Constant Light

The direction of constant light changes the perspective of the photos. Shadows can be large, small, long, short, black or gray; and they can create a three-dimensional look.

apples with different shadows


These are the answers. Did you get them all right?


coffee mug shadow photo


pogo stick shadow photo


railing shadow photo


fork shadow photo


glasses shadow photo

Go take your own photos!

Challenge your photography skills and think creatively. Take a photo of the shadow of an object, like these.

You can also try taking a picture of the same object outside in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Notice how the light affects each image.