FRISCO — One of the first lessons you learn as a photographer is to make sure that your own shadow doesn’t show up in the image you’re trying to capture. It’s a great lesson, but once you’ve moved beyond that, it’s time to start learning how to use shadows in a creative way. In some situations, shadows can actually help capture a scene that would simply be too bright — at least without a neutral density filter — in full sunlight. This hold especially true for the snow scenes that I shoot around my home, but also for nearly any landscape shots in summer. This post has a few of my favorite shadow shots for this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat.