Here we go! I recently art directed a photo shoot, the did this little adjustment to shadows, for a few very funny "magicians". Altering the shadows was a simple adjustment, but quite a bit of fun to accomplish.
During the initial "mind/idea farm" status of planning the shoot, I wanted to have the "magicians" in varying sizes, vexing each other with a home-made mini stage prop in the middle of a street...? Its true...oh well for that.
To realize the shadow change I made the deformed apparition with markers, as if their hands were creating the letters (despite what their hands were actually doing...magicians...get it!?).
Here are the initial "sketch" to sell everyone on the idea, and a photo from the "shadow reference shoot".