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Mister Silhouette & Miss Shadow

I think that a good exercise in Street-Photography is to take pictures of silhouettes & shadows. First of all: shadows are better at sundown or sunrise because they are longer that in other times of the day. The second tip is to go in the same place just at those times of day because the shadows are very different and the scenes can be better. In any case patience must be our preferred “weapon”: we can find a good mix between shadows and lights but we have to wait for the right subject! At the end: don’t forget to expose for the lights…better using spot-meter and locking the measure…so when your subject is coming we are ready for the snap.

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Silhouette in the city

I tried to catch a silhouette at the sundown in the city of Lucca..I’m not happy of the snapshot..I’ll try again 🙂

Silhouette in Polaroid

Silhouette in Polaroid

How I did it: patience (again)


The only word to say about this picture is: patience. I was passing in front of the carousel, and my first thought was: “this photograph would be interesting if someone walked in front of the carousel.”

The time was passing … there was no one who could help me take a picture and I was thinking to leave ( after 1 hour! ) when one of the carnies came out and he went just in the right place to take the picture!

Sometimes for a nice picture we need a lot of patience! 

(  my suggestion is: carry with you a book … time passes more quickly if you read!   )