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Photograph by Josh Exell, My Shot

Silhouettes against a colorful sky or background can make wonderful pictures. The trick is often to underexpose the brighter area of a photograph. The dark area and shadows don’t change in this beautiful shot by Josh Exell, but the orange is a richer orange because of the deeper exposure. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: Most of us know that sunsets can provide dramatic colors in the sky. But many people don’t realize that if they keep shooting after the brightest color seems to fade to the naked eye, a richer hue of the color may appear on film or flash card.

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