November 27, 2007
Photo of the Week: Nov. 4, 2007
HOW I GOT THE SHOT: Shooting directly into a bright light source is a great opportunity for a dramatic photo in the form of a silhouette. The key is making sure you set the correct exposure for the light source and not the foreground. In this photo, I was able to include the light itself because it was far enough away and not all that bright, at least when compared with the sun. Shooting directly into the sun will create the same kind of image, but for the best results, use this technique early in the day or late in the afternoon, when the sun is at a lower angle and less intense.