Silhouettes – Church at Sunset

In photography, a silhouette is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background. More specifically, it is where your subject is seen as a black shape without detail against a brighter background.

Will be posting this week images with silhouettes. Here is a church silhouette against a vivid sunset sky.

Church Silhouette at Sunset

Design Photography – Circles of Art

What makes a striking photo? Often, it’s merely ordinary things composed in an ordinary manner. That’s because they always tend to have a single theme or idea, and because clutter is kept to a minimum. However, in this image, we are looking at the elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color) that turns a simple subject into an interesting photo.

Circular Designs

Design Photography – Symmetrical Designs Overhead

Successful photos rely on order, and the main elements that bring and emphasize order in a composition are: line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color. Every photograph, intentionally or not, contains one or more of these element, which are known as the elements of design.

Here is an image of pure symmetry (or order) …….

Symmetrical Designs Overhead

Monochrome – Light and Shadow Designs

Last week we posted images with the color red as the highlight in the photograph. This week we will post monochrome images.

Some of the best subjects for monochrome shots are those with lines and shapes, as well as interesting textures and patterns. Here is an image of the lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum with light and shadow designs in monochrome.

Light and Shadow Designs