Impressive Silhouette Photography

41 Impressive Silhouette Photography

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.

Silhouette horses ( © wally hofker)

silhouette horses
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Beach silhouette ( © Yoann JEZEQUEL)

beach silhouette
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Silhouette Forest ( © Pete Biggs)

Silhouette Forest
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Florence Silhouettes ( © Yury Prokopenko)

Florence Silhouettes
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Silhouette ( © Ganesh Dabholkar)

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Group of kids silhouette ( © টুটুল চৌধুরী)

Group of kids silhouette
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Nature silhouette ( © Raj kumar)

Nature silhouette
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Silhouette! ( © Agnisoonu K)

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Silhouette of three boys on a trunk ( © Ronnie Dankelman)

Silhouette of three boys on a trunk
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Beautiful Silhouette ( © هاله اليوسف)

Beautiful Silhouette
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Flight of the Flamingos ( © Marco Mattiussi)

Flight of the Flamingos
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The Baboons & The Moon ( © Mario Moreno)

The Baboons & The Moon
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Lonely! ( © Spiros Lioris)

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Painter Artist “im” ( © malek altwijri)

Painter Artist im
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Don’t debase and stop,success is not so far…… ( © Krishna Kumar)

Dont debase and stop,success is not so far
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Exposure ( © Simon Roy)

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Giraffes at Full Moon ( © Tony Antoniou)

Giraffes at Full Moon
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The Giraffes at Sunset ( © Jenny Woodward)

The Giraffes at Sunset
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Venus Transit ( © Carlos Gotay)

Venus Transit
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F R E E D O M ! ! ! ( © Jodhie Panggalih)

F R E E D O M ! ! !
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The Bear & The Moon ( © Mario Moreno)

The Bear & The Moon
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The Impala & The Moon ( © Mario Moreno)

The Impala & The Moon
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Balance of Power ( © Andrew Aveley)

Balance of Power
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The Photographer and the Paraw ( © Wilfredo Lumagbas Jr.)

The Photographer and the Paraw
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Russian Jump ( © Wilfredo Lumagbas Jr.)

Russian Jump
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Sunset at Erg Chebbi ( © Rui Pires)

Sunset at Erg Chebbi
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Big Fish ( © Shazeen Samad)

Big Fish
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Descending ( © Regy Kurniawan)

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Our World ( © Fauzan Maududdin)

Our World
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A Piece of Golden Poem ( © Harry Sulistio)

A Piece of Golden Poem
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Out of heaven ( © Annemieke)

out of heaven
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Two Balloons ( © Tomer Eliash)

Two Balloons
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Rainy Memory ( © djeff act)

Rainy Memory
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Sunrise in Uganda ( © Nicolás Merino)

Sunrise in Uganda
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Fly-in at Sunset ( © Shenshen Dou)

Fly-in at Sunset
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Watch her disappear ( © ambra)

watch her disappear
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Silhouette ( © Yoann JEZEQUEL)

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Photographer’s silhouette in Table Mountain ( © Yoann JEZEQUEL)

Photographer's silhouette in Table Mountain
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Sweet shot ( © Laura)

sweet shot
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Wonderfully creative shot ( © Mats Anda)

Wonderfully creative shot
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A beautiful Mother and kids Silhouette ( © Mats Anda)

A beautiful Mother and kids Silhouette
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