Shooting into the Sun

Silhouettes are a great tool in photography and visual storytelling because they are a way of encouraging others to use their imagination and explore what could lay beyond the obvious in an image. They also allow the photographer to mess with ‘the rules’; as children when we pick up a camera we are told not to shoot into the sun but I am enjoying playing about with that rule. Here are some of my favourite images I have taken that use silhouette:

Crosses cut a silhouette in a shopkeepers window in Blantyre, Malawi.

Man stands looking over Cape Point in South Africa. Breaking all the rules to shoot into the sun!

Children play on the beach in Bentota in Sri Lanka. A sunset image is probably seen as the classic use silhouette.

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