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Breathe new life into subjects by photographing them in silhouette, removing detail and texture to leave a simple, bold shape on a bright background. Silhouettes can make for some truly stunning photos. By rendering the subject completely black, you can do away with the distractions of colour and detail, leaving a simple yet powerful shape on a vivid backdrop. The most eye-catching silhouette photos are those with a brightly coloured and interesting background. Sunrise and sunset provide excellent silhouette lighting, with the clouds adding texture and interest to the sky. It is also possible to get some great silhouettes against harsh sunlight, or even artificial lighting.
Photography seems easy at first glance. You simply make your frame and press the shutter button. The reality is, everyone can take a photo but not all can master it. There’s more to photography than just simply “point and shoot .”
One of the most exciting aspects of photography is the variety of jobs available in the field, ranging from highly specialized, technical work to jobs that require creativity. As a graduate of photography you will find yourself in such areas as: Press photography (also known as news photojournalism) Feature photography Editorial photography Commercial / Industrial photography Portrait / wedding photography Advertising photography Fashion photography Digital photography Nature and Wildlife Photography Forensic Photography Freelancing photographer.
Adding a few high quality photos is a great way to improve a website, article or presentation - but be careful. A search engine like Google Images will quickly locate just about any shot you could ever want, but using them will almost certainly violate someone's copyright. What's more, search tools like TinEye mean there's a very real chance that the original photographer will find out what you've done. Which could be embarrassing, and maybe expensive, too.