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Silhouettes in profile

One of my favorite things to shoot or just to look at is a well done silhouette. A Nicely done one can be a strong compositional element and can make your subject really stand out. Some may think that shooting a silhouette is a tricky thing but it’s actually a relatively easy thing to do. [...]

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Silhouettes can present graphically bold images. The dark outline of a person or thing can virtually jump out of the photo. For the challenge sunsets/sunrises were a common theme. The combination of a sun low on the horizon, dark foreground and brilliant colors in the sky makes evenings and mornings the perfect time for silhouettes. [...]

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Admitting you have a problem is the first step

Tony Sedillo, left, and Aurelia Vrandecic-Sedillo of Stockton, take in a colorful sunset at Buckley Cove Park in Stockton. Hi, my name is Clifford and I’m a silhouette junkie. I like silhouettes because of the strong graphic element that they provide. Bold dark figures set against a colorful background make for dramatic pictures. To get [...]

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    Clifford Oto

    Clifford Oto, an award-winning photographer, has been with The Record since 1984. Through the changes from black and white to digital photography, he’s kept his focus on covering the events, people and life of San Joaquin county. This blog deals ... Read Full
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