In the last two weeks of Who We Become, we looked for patterns: repeated similar elements in our compositions. For the rest of March, we shift our focus to contrast. A broad definition of contrast in art is the juxtaposition of opposite elements. Contrast between adjacent elements intensifies the properties of each and adds dynamism or drama to a work of art. The most well-known application of contrast in photography is the degree of difference between dark and light elements. This week, our photographs employ contrast in this traditional sense as the foundation of our compositions.
In this photo of my husband and daughter birdwatching at Huber Woods Environmental Center, the contrast between the bright outdoors and dim indoor space throws my subjects into partial silhouette.
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