6. Silhouette photography

I decided to include silhouette photography into my different types of lighting because to create silhouettes in your photographs it all depends on the light in the photograph. A silhouette is defines as an outline that appears dark against a light background. More specifically it is where your subject is seen as a black shape with no detail against a bright and detailed background. This effect can be created with any bright light source but the most common one used is obviously the sun. The main thing to focus on when taken these photographs is not to point the camera directly at the sun otherwise there will be too much light and the subject will also be lit. The best time to take these types of photographs is in the afternoon evening when the sun is setting.

~ by hmsteel on April 25, 2011.

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