Good news again! A happy start to a great week! Once again, one of my photos is published in the latest March 2013 Issue of Digital Camera Magazine, a popular leading monthly photography magazine!
My published photo was taken during a sunset shoot at local Lim Chu Kang Jetty in Year 2011 and i submitted it for the "Your Mission - Silhouettes" category released for publication in this magazine issue. It was again a very good chance to see it in print nationwide, yippee ! :-)
"Your Mission" is a monthly photography mission / theme released by the Digital Camera Magazine Editoral Team and the mission was announced back in January 2013 - "Silhouettes" - to capture a creative back-lit shot. Any subject is fair game, but it needs to be in silhouette. In some countries, winter is the perfect time to try this type of photo - a bare tree makes a perfect focal point against vibrant sunsets or stormy skies. We have to make sure there is plenty of separation between the elements in the frame. If there are overlaps (such as trees and bushes touching), fine tune your position until there is some space between them. Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift left or right to transform your shot.
When comes to shooting silhouettes, don't feel you have to shoot a bare tree in the middle of a field at sunset for this challenge. Silhouette photography is much more versatile than that. Towns and cities are full of subjects that suit this technique, with status, bridges and the skyline itself creating sharp outlines. Think small too: birds, bugs and blades of grass can all make for fascinating silhouettes with the right creative treatment.
Special Thanks to the Editorial Team of Digital Camera Magazine for publishing my photo in this month's magazine cateogory theme relating to "Silhouettes". You have again made my day! :-)
p/s: You may browse more of my photos taken at local sunset jetty shoot in August 2011 at the below URL: