Tag: Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette Photography

We previously discovered that the pretty colors in a sunset aren’t always enough. A winning sunset photo needs a star. In today’s lesson we’ll discuss adding silhouettes to get better photographs of the sun. photo by PREM KUMAR MARNI In previous articles, we have mentioned that the star could be an interesting palm tree, a […]

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How to Take Silhouette Pictures

Why are silhouettes special? The reason silhouettes are so engaging is that they are very open to interpretation. No matter who or what your subject might be, the viewer of the photo has the opportunity to imagine what is unfolding in the scene. Depending upon the perspective of your audience, you could end up with […]

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How to Photograph a Silhouette in Front of a Giant Moon

Swiss photographer, Philipp Schmidli, got it into his mind that he wanted to photograph the full moon with a subject walking in front of it so to give the moon scale. He began scouting locations from the comfort of his office using Google Earth and was eventually able to settle on the perfect location after […]

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Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

This is a portrait of a person or thing, taken with bright back light, causing the subject to be rendered as a dark shape. You’ll need: “Silhouette blown hair” captured by PictureSocial member Ornela Pagani A source of bright light (open window, bright sun behind a person outdoors, etc.). The sunset with water behind it […]

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