Family photographer in Connecticut, Mother’s Day portraits

We were in Florida for a wonderful vacation earlier this month (we felt so lucky to get away from this winter!!) and the colors in the sky at dusk were unbelievable.  I thought it would be fun to play with silhouettes a bit, and you can see the results below.  To achieve a successful silhouette, there has to be enough of a light/dark difference between your background and subject.  When you properly expose for the lighter sky, the darker subject goes completely dark.  Make sure your flash is turned off!  If the sky or background isn’t giving you enough variation in color to make it interesting, try converting to black and white, which really accentuates the shapes.  The fourth photo, taken a while ago, is a great example of that.  You really pay attention to the kids’ body postures because of that treatment of the photo.


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