“I have been making silhouettes almost as long as
I’ve been making photos,” says equine photographer
Shelley Paulson. “The first one I made quite by
accident, but it was a happy accident! After
that, I started looking for opportunities to make
“Before I was a photographer, I was a graphic
designer, and there is definitely a graphic element
to a good silhouette. I use composition, shape and
color to tell a story when capturing subjects against
the late-day sky.
“The best sunsets happen when there are some
clouds in the sky. As the sun sets, it lights the sky on
fire with color.”
Visit www.HorseChannel.com/Extras to go behind
the scenes with Shelley Paulson and discover the
secrets behind her amazing silhouettes.