Silhouettes are such fun shots for me. I always get inspired to do a silhouette when the sun is setting, but really you can do one any time. The key is to get below your subject and put your subject between you and the light source.
It had rained on and off all day this day and I was busy cleaning out the studio so I had given my daughter a balloon to keep her happy. Balloons are magical happiness to a child. As we were heading back home I saw that we were going to have a quick, gorgeous sunset but I couldn’t see it very well from where I was. We quickly drove until we could see the sun.
As we hopped out of the car it started raining again. I only had a minute.
I snapped a second quick picture to show you what it looked like from a normal angle. To get the silhouette look I wanted I went to the left of my daughter, below her and squatted down. She’s standing on the log and I’m below her so that I can see more of her against the sky instead of trees. Then I got the look I wanted. And with my iPhone! Just tap on the screen in the area you want to expose and the camera will do the left.