Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark against a lighter background. Silhouettes can be very dramatic and resemble black shapes without any details, but the effect varies from picture to picture.
Says Cheri Lucas Rowlands. I thought of this image I took recently on the beach at Exmouth, and I quite like it.
Join in the challenge with a silhouette shot at, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/silhouette-2014/
Sara Rosso over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/ says that ‘The proper definition of a silhouette is “the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass.” In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them.’
I don’t know if this works but it’s the best I can come up with.
It’s either a photo that’s gone wrong or it just scrapes in as a silhouette, what do you think?
Do you have a silhouette photo to share?
I love silhouettes but don’t really have a true one. This is as close as I can get. A picture of my friends taken in Kota Kinabalu looking towards Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.
There will be more to see over at Ailsa’s place, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/ her own are superb.