Did You Want A Silhouette?

Sometimes we want the effect of back-lighting or even shooting into the sun. In case you're disappointed by the silhouette that you get in your shot of someone whose face you hoped to see, remember your flash. Even that harsh pop-up flash built in to the top of the viewfinder housing will illuminate your subject when the camera's light meter is exposing for the background light. In this shot I just let the camera's meter show me how to expose for the available lighting at the event. I actually pushed my exposure a little lower and used developing to get this final look. So, if bright light is coming from behind your subject, remember your flash. Your smart phone has one, too.