We have another Photo Premium tutorial exclusively available to Premium members today. If you’ve ever wondered how to capture beautiful silhouette images or you’re hoping to sharpen your skills in this area, this tutorial will provide a comprehensive look at shooting and processing silhouettes. Learn more at the jump!
One of the simplest ways to photograph the beautiful colors of a sunrise or sunset is to capture a silhouette. It’s a great way to emphasize the shape and outline of a subject while including some brilliant colors in the background.
This tutorial will guide you through the process of photographing silhouettes. It will discuss what equipment you need, what settings to use on your camera, how to find the right aperture and shutter speed, what makes a good subject, and how to process your images in Photoshop.
Using the right equipment
Before you get into photographing silhouettes, it’s important to get the right equipment. This tutorial provides a list of the basics, and explanations about why each item is important.
- Digital SLR
- Tripod (and head)
- Telephoto lens (300mm or longer)
- And more!
Setting up your camera
You’ll find a guide for settings you should consider using when photographing silhouettes and reasons why to use them. From file and ISO settings to way to stablize your camera, they’re all covered here.
Finding a Good Subject
Learn about two basic types of silhouettes, and which subjects work best for each technique.
And much, much more…
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