This was a tough one from a technique standpoint. I’ve often accidentally taken photos in which my subject was in silhouette, but I’ve never done it on purpose. The key to it was in the challenge itself … which I should have re-read before setting out to accomplish it. “Expose for the background and let your subject fall into shadow.”
Expose for the background. That’s the key I didn’t fully pick up on. Still, I had fun trying.
Home again, home again. Something in the evening light captures his attention through a window.
I almost used this next as the challenge shot. I love it.
Then we were called to London to attend to business. Not knowing what the day held, I took my camera.
It will be fun, now that I’ve figured out what I should have been doing, to develop this further. The backdrop is the key to a scene played in silhouette.