THE ART OF THE SILHOUETTE – Photography Tip #44

A good silhouette will provide more than just a shadow that carries no possible recognition of the subject other than facial features.  A good silhouette will cast ever so little light on the face to achieve just enough detail to recognize the subject of the portrait.  In the case below, I have placed the model in a way that allows me to adjust my settings for the light in the frame, but not the model.  Then, I make an ever so slight adjustment to allow a hint of light to splash onto the subject’s face.  This creates the perfect setting to achieve the silhouette, and at the same time recognize the subject.

EMMA 8-13-13 A SIG


~ by photographyfree4all on December 9, 2014.

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