Exposing a photograph for the brighter background will create silhouettes on underexposed foreground subjects. Here, as the day ends, a young boy is chasing things unknown in the tall grasses on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Silhouettes can simplify an image to just a shape and color or light. Often your eyes will linger in the photo while your mind fills in the details.
Relatively easy to do with a camera, silhouettes can also be taken with your phone by adjusting the exposure manually. Experiment with this type of photography and a new world of creative opportunities opens up.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. Email them at ChristopherRobinArts@gmail.com. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.