Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

If contrast is your thing, then here is the perfect ‘storm’; remember the last time you photographed a sunset/sunrise and anything or anyone in front of the sunrise/sunset was rendered a silhouette? The reason for that was simple; the background (the sunset/sunrise) was far brighter than the subjects that stood/sat/ran/jumped/walked in front of it and ESPECIALLY when your camera is in AUTO/PROGRAM/APERTURE PRIORITY MODE, it will always set an exposure for the brightest area, and render most everything else that is NOT illuminated in that same brightness value as a silhouette!

Here are five examples where the exposure was PURPOSELY set for the much brighter background, thus assuring myself that any subject that was in the shade and in front of this brightness would record as a silhouette against the much welcomed contrast of a much brighter background-the perfect storm!

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