There are times when making your photograph's subject featureless, apart from its outline against a brighter background, can be very compositionally effective. 'Shadows and silhouettes' are a creative way to bring drama and emotion into your photography. Their mystery and evocative storytelling leave elements of the image up to the viewer's imagination – a great way to engineer interest! Why not have a go yourself?
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