In photography, professionals will always tell you to “look for the light,” but sometimes it’s more fun to focus on the dark, to embrace the beauty of a silhouette.
A good silhouette adds drama, mood, and depth to an image. It serves up a fresh narrative and gives another reason for a viewer’s eye to linger. There are many types of silhouettes and there are no hard and fast rules in how they should look. It’s whatever fulfills your creative vision or helps you to tell your story.
Here are a few of my favorite silhouettes I took in Namibia while exploring the world around three different Wilderness Safari Camps (Desert Rhino, Hoanib Skeleton Coast and Serra Cafema) where I was an invited guest.