by Ronald Bien . November 11th, 2010
Silhouette Photography is a technique used by photographers in taking pictures of people, landscape, and other objects against the light. The object or scene consists of a visible outline with its interior being featureless because it appears dark or black against a lighter background. To achieve an image in silhouette form, you have to be intelligent and innovative enough to use the right lighting techniques.
In silhouette photography, the sun is the most common source of bright light, but some photographers use artificial light when capturing an image indoor. Some of the important tips and techniques used to take a silhouette picture would be to choose a subject with a defined and recognizable shape, you need to have a strong light source, the camera must be set into a manual mode, and the strobe or flash must be turned off.
Here are 30 examples of silhouette photos captured by awesome and creative photographers around the world. Check them out for inspiration and get ready to shoot your own captivating silhouette photo after reading this post!