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    Silhouette photography: tips for shooting into the sun

    | Photography Tips | 09/11/2012 11:45am
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    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.

    PAGE 1: Step by step how to shoot silhouette photography
    PAGE 2: Photo ideas for shooting into the sun

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    Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am under Photography Tips.

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