I love Em-Oh-Cee, or Mock, if you prefer. The challenges, the creativity, the overflowing gallery! Today, I have a photo challenge for you. Silhouettes are a captivating image. The focus of the photo is usually black, with no visible features, just a shape against a (usually) color background. The contrast between the black and the color adds a unique mood to a silhouette. It can be mysterious or romantic or joyful or any number of emotions. Sometimes I capture them on purpose, sometimes purely by accident. Either way, I love the focus on the shapes in the photo. It adds another dimension to a photo when it is told through shapes alone. Here are a few examples of silhouette photos from my collection. Today's challenge is for you to take a silhouette photo and scrap it. There are many ways to achieve the silhouette look. The easiest is to shoot a backlit subject. Backlit means the brightest light is behind the subject. If you use nature for your light, it's easiest to get a silhouette at sunrise or sunset. The trick with a silhouette is to expose your photo for the light, not for the person or object. This can be captured with any camera type. 1. Shoot Against the Light. Doors and windows work, so does the sun. Hiding the sun behind your subject is another trick. 2. Pay Attention to the outline of your subjects. If you use people, you don't want them too close together or they will only be a blob. 3. Set the exposure manually and turn off your flash. Here is my page. I used two photos, you do not have to. I knelt down to look up a little at my son. It created a better silhouette against the fading sunset. It also gives him more importance, but that's a subject for another day. Rules: 1. Take a silhouette photo. The photo must be new and it can not be a stock photo. The photo must be taken by you. 2. The largest photo on the page must be a silhouette. Shadows do not count as silhouettes. 3. There must be other TLP product on the page besides your photo. Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). Pages with just photos and/or journaling do not count toward your MOC pages. If you need more help with capturing a silhouette, here are a few links: https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-silhouettes/ https://www.eyeem.com/blog/10-tips-for-taking-stunning-silhouette-photos-with-your-smartphone I can't wait to see your silhouette photos!