Silhouette of a person, object or scene is an image in which the object appears dark because of backlight. A Silhouette presents outline of object with dark interior. Here are some tips and Impressive Silhouette Photography examples for you. Hope you’ll like them.
How to take Silhouette Photographs
1. Choose Object with Sharp edges
In Silhouette photography the object appears dark, which means the color, pattern, and texture of the object does not matter. While choosing the object to be photographed, we have to see that its shape is recognizable and Strong.
2. Turn Flash off
In Silhouette Photography you need a very little light on the subject, so if your camera is in Auto mode, you need to turn your camera flash off.
3. Get the right Light
In Silhouette photography we need light at the back of the subject instead of the front. So the best time for silhouette photography is during sunrise or sunset.
4. Separate Silhouette Shapes
If you are taking two or more that two subjects as a silhouette in your photo then make sure they do not overlap. For example, you want to take a picture of a tree and the animal then verify that the animal does not come in front of the tree as it will merge the shapes and the viewer may get confused.
5. How to take silhouette in Auto mode
In Auto mode, the camera will put the on your subject, but you do not want that, so press your button half way when the camera highlight your subject, point your camera to the brightest part of your picture and again frame the camera with your subject. Most digital cameras give silhouette effect with this trick.
6. How to take silhouette in Manual mode
The best part of using Manual mode is that you can make adjustments till you get satisfied. By adjusting the aperture and shutter speed, you can make the difference. Like to get darker subject slow down your shutter speed. Use a small aperture to increase the depth and get sharper background and foreground.
So you can make adjustments to get satisfied.
While Black subject looks amazing in silhouette photograph, you can also go for partial silhouette where little on the subject gives a 3d effect to the image.