Scene from my front yard. Early Morning
Dear creative Framers, we have one more challenge this year where we have to pay extra attention to the light. Because photography is.all together now. ALL ABOUTTHE LIGHT! In photography, a silhouette is defined as the subject’s outline that appears dark against a light background. Silhouettes photos are often very dramatic and attention-grabbing because of the strong contrast between dark and light. They are created by placing the subject between the photographer and the light source in such a way that the subject blocks the light. Don’t confuse shadows and silhouettes. A silhouette is the outline of the subject itself while a shadow is the shape of the subject. Shadows usually fall on walls or the ground. It sounds a bit confusing but when you start backlighting and shooting your subjects, you will get it. Think of silhouette photography as the opposite of regular photography. Instead of lighting the front of the subjects, you are lighting their backs. Your light source can be the sun, (sunsets and sunrises often create spectacular silhouettes) light streaming through a window or even studio lighting.