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Silhouette Your Subjects

By exposing to make your subjects show up as dark forms, they take on graphic impact and mystery and leave a little to the viewer′s imagination to tell a story.  Do this by exposing for the background only and then stopping down one f-stop or so to make your subjects dark enough eliminate detail in them.

Chris Michaels Tip1
Pedestrians, downtown SeattleChris Michaels Tip1b
Silhouette of a San Francisco cable carChris Michaels Tip1c
Volleyball at Mission Beach, San Diego

© Chris Michaels, San Diego DPA Instructor


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