Sunday, October 16, 2016
Out Of The Shadow
On a recent assignment, I was waiting for the event to begin. I could hear kids playing on a hillside behind me. So, I changed a few settings on my camera and stood there, hoping the small tumbleweed of giggles and laughter would make its way up to the top of the hill. It would be perfect situation for a silhouette, with the background brighter than the foreground and subject.
Out of the shadow, the children emerged just long enough for a few clicks of my shutter, and then they disappeared back into the darkness.
A silhouette creates a feeling of drama, mystery, emotion and mood. An ordinary image or scene becomes extraordinary if shot as a silhouette.
I look for every opportunity to capture one.