Silhouette photography: tips for shooting into the sun

Silhouette photography: tips for shooting into the sun

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun

 

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun: keep it simple

01 K.I.S.S.
Keep It Simple for Silhouettes! No need to have the Taj Mahal or ET on a bike. Even a lone tree makes a great subject.

 

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun: turn sideways

02 Turn sideways
Victorians loved silhouette portraits, and it is a great way of photographing friends and family. Just shoot their profile!

 

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun: include the sun in the frame

03 Sun spot

Avoid staring into the sun, but do try include it in the frame. Reduce its brightness by partly hiding it behind the subject.

 

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun: use fill flash

04 Fill flash
Try a burst of flash to light up the foreground, while keeping the silhouette in the distance.

 

Photo ideas for shooting into the sun: use rim lighting

05 Rim lighting
If the sun is low enough, and with the right subject, backlighting can make the edge of your silhouette glow, as with these sheep.

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